Environmental, Native Rights - Winona LaDuke

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Environmental, Native Rights - Winona LaDuke

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 29, 2019

For the rest of Women's History Month, we will be highlighting a few Minnesotans who have worked to make our state and the world a better place.

Winona LaDuke is an environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation as well as sustainable development. She helped found the Indigenous Women’s Network, Honor the Earth, and the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She was also active in the Standing Rock Protests and ran for vice-president in 2000.