Wednesday August 18
Tipton Hall. 7:00pm
We must decide whether we want to determine our own future or lease it out for royalties.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
Ojibwe prophecies speak of a time when we will have a choice between two paths. The first path is well-worn and scorched. The second path is new and green. It is our choice as communities and as individuals how we will proceed. We’ve already raised the average temperature of the globe one degree. The question is whether we can stop it from rising much more: this is at the core of our survival. It is essential for us to look at the world’s economic and environmental realities in order to make critical decisions about our future.
That means we must address issues such as climate change, peak oil and food insecurity.
Photographs by Subhankar Banerjee will also be on display.
Banerjee’s photographs and writing have reached tens of millions of people around the world and he continues to give lectures on issues of climate change, resource development, biological diversity, human rights, and eco-cultural sustainability.
Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist and an environmentalist. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for election to the office of Vice President of the United States as the nominee of the United States Green Party.
LaDuke is the daughter of an Anishinabeg (Ojibwe) (“Chippewa”) father and Jewish mother who worked as an art professor. She was raised on the west coast of the United States, but after graduating from Harvard in 1982 with a degree in native economic development, she accepted a job as principal of the high school of the White Earth Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota. She soon became an activist, involved in the struggle to recover lands promised to the Ojibwe by a 1867 treaty. She helped the Ojibwe buy back thousands of acres of ancestral land.
LaDuke was named Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine in 1997 and won the Reebok Human Rights Award in 1998. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project in Minnesota, the Indigenous Women’s Network, and the Honor the Earth Fund.
LaDuke is the author of the novel, Last Standing Woman, and the non-fiction book, All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life.