Winona LaDukeIn honor of Native American Heritage Month, Winona State University will host Winona LaDuke for “The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change & How We Move Ahead” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

LaDuke is a Native American activist and an advocate for environmental, women’s and children’s rights. In 1996 and 2000, she was Ralph Nader’s running mate for his presidential campaigns. LaDuke is founder and campaign director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based land acquisition, environmental advocacy and cultural organization. She is also founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network.

As an environmental speaker, LaDuke wants her audiences to open up their minds to what is going on with the environment. She speaks on subjects like the deterioration of Native American reservations and the devastation of the world’s rain forests.

This event is sponsored by the Inclusion and Diversity Office ,  Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.

For more information, contact Alexander Hines, Director of Inclusion and Diversity at .