Denison Hosts Former Green Party VP Candidate To Discuss 'Preservation of American Indian Landscape'
Date of Event: February 8, 2005
Posted: January 31, 2005
GRANVILLE -- Denison University will host former Green Party vice-presidential candidate and environmental activist Winona LaDuke to discuss "The Preservation of the American Indian Landscape." This convocation, set for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 8) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall, is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the "Identity, Gender and Politics" series of the Laura C. Harris Symposium on Native American Culture.
LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. Founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, she is also program director for the Honor the Earth Fund and works on a national level to advocate, raise public support and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.
In 1996 and 2000, LaDuke ran as the vice-presidential candidate for the Ralph Nader campaign with the Green Party. Nominated by Time magazine in 1994 as one of America's 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age, she has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, Black, Indian Hispanic and Asian Women in Action Community Service Award in 1997, Ann Bancroft Award for Women's Leadership Fellowship, Reebok Human Rights Award and was named Ms. Magazine's Woman of the Year in 1997.
LaDuke is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities and has written extensively on Native-American environmental issues. A former board member of Greenpeace USA, she serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network, a North American and Pacific women's organization. LaDuke has published numerous editorials and essays in both national and international journals and newspapers and is the author ofLast Standing WomanandAll Our Relations.
This event has been co-sponsored by the provost's office and the departments of dance, black studies, education, art and women's studies. Other events planned in the Symposium for spring semester include a convocation by Joy Harris at 4:30 p.m. on March 30 in Slayter Auditorium; a film "In Whose Honor" at 7 p.m. on February 17 in Slayter Auditorium; a lecture by Rebecca Benes on "The Art of Historic Children's Editions" at 4:30 p.m. on March 7 in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall; and a lecture by Tod Frolking on "Licking County Landscapes and the Distribution of Prehistoric Occupation Sites" at 4 p.m. on April 13 in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Denison will host former vice-presidential candidate and environmental activist Winona LaDuke to discuss "The Preservation of the American Indian Landscape"; 4:30 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 8), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6243 to confirm information.
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