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
LaDuke is an environmental leader, author, and economist who works on issues of climate change, indigenous and human rights, renewable energy, and food systems.
She founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in 1989 on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota to focus on the recovery, preservation, and restoration of land. This includes branding traditional foods through the Native Harvest label. Together with the Sioux Nation, she helped organize the protests at Standing Rock to preserve the Nation’s drinking water and sacred lands from the damage the Dakota Access pipeline would cause. Her activism seeks justice and restoration for Indigenous peoples.
Born 1959, USA
Books and resources:
- LaDuke, “Last standing woman”, 1997
- LaDuke, “All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life”, 1999
- LaDuke, “To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers”, 2020