Monday, February 18, 7pm, Cowan Hall [Fritsche Theatre], 30 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio

Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of indigenous economics, food, and energy policy. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota and is the executive director of Honor the Earth (HtE). She co-founded HtE with the Indigo Girls as a platform to raise awareness of and money for indigenous struggles for environmental justice. She works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice alongside indigenous communities.

In her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, and AKIING: 8th Fire Project. She also runs Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm. Globally and nationally, she is known as a leader in the issues of cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and sustainable food systems. She is one of the leaders in the work of protecting indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

Free tickets to this lecture will be available to the public at the Cowan Hall box office starting February 4. The box office is open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and may be reached by calling 614-823-1109.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

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