Winona LaDuke

A Lifetime Achievement Award was given on Dec. 5 to White Earth Ojibwe leader, Harvard-educated economist, Honor the Earth co-founder and Hemp famer, Winona LaDuke, by the Minnesota Women’s Press.

Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous economics, food and energy policy. LaDuke co-founded Honor the Earth with the Indigo Girls, as a platform to raise awareness of and money for indigenous struggles for environmental justice. Globally and nationally, Winona is known as a leader in the issues of cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and sustainable food systems.

LaDuke is one of the leaders in the work of protecting Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

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