Winona LaDuke

Winona Laduke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, is an author, activist, former US vice presidential candidate, and mother. She is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. She has led a series of horseback rides along tar sands pipeline routes that pass through her people’s treaty areas in North Dakota.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:17am
Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 1:33pm
When Drones Guard the Pipeline – Militarizing Fossil Fuels in the East
Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.
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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:15pm
Let's Be on Mother Earth's Side
This Earth Day, let’s quit being extremists. That’s what the U.S. economy relies on right now, and that’s how the huge mineral and fossil fuel companies are making their money: extremism. When they peel off layers of the Earth for oil and make poisonous tar sands, they are acting like extremists.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 7:05am
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her fourth week of a hunger strike outside the Canadian parliament building, thousands of protesters voice their support in Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis, and New York City. Spence and the protesters of the Idle No More movement are drawing attention to deplorable conditions in native communities and the recent passage of Bill C-45, which sidesteps most Canadian environmental laws.
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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 8:26am
Idle No More: Native Peoples Challenge Canada’s Gutting of Environmental Laws
As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her fourth week on a hunger strike outside the Canadian capital building, thousands of protesters in Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis and New York City, voice their support.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 1:47pm
The Pipeline for the One Percent
President Obama’s pause on the Keystone Pipeline is a victory for the environment, for sure. It is also a victory for the American people. As it turns out, once the advertising, and lobbying dollars are kept in check, the Keystone pipeline appears as it should: as a sham, a money making scheme for oil and pipeline companies, not the Good Fairy for the American economy.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 8:52am
Keepers of the Seeds
For 14 years, Caroline Chartrand, a Metis woman who recently traveled from Winnipeg, Canada, to the 8th annual Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference, has been looking for the heritage seeds of her people. It is believed that in the 1800s, the Metis grew some 120 distinct seed varieties in the Red River area of Canada. Of those, Caroline says, “We ended up finding about 20 so far.”
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