|Resume: Winona LaDuke|
|Sunday, 10 June 2007|
31446 East Round Lake Rd.
Ponsford, Minnesota 56575
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BA 1982), Native Economic Development.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, (1983), Department of Urban Studies, Community Fellows Program.
Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH (MA 1989), Rural Development.
Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, (2001), Honorary Doctorate of Arts.
University of Minnesota, Duluth, (2002), Honorary Doctorate of Law.
1) Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a national Native directed organization that provides funding and advocacy for frontline Native environmental work. (1998-present)
2) Program Director of Environmental Program, Seventh Generation Fund, a national Native Foundation supporting grassroots Native initiatives in environmental justice and community restoration. (1994 to l996)
3) Founding Director of White Earth Land Recovery Project, White Earth, MN (1989-present). Coordinating development of an overall land acquisition, negotiations and consolidation program for the White Earth Band of Anishinaabeg of the White Earth Reservation.
4) Development Director, Anishinaabe Akeeng, White Earth, MN (1983 to 1988). Responsible for financial planning, fundraising, and development in a community-based land rights organization, as well as close work on the litigation and negotiations strategy for three major federal lawsuits.
5) Development Consultant, Ikwe Community Education Project, Osage, MN (1985 to 1989). Developed a community based wild rice and handcrafts marketing collective, serving 20 below-income Native craftswomen, and 50 wild rice harvesters. Responsible for fundraising, program development, and national outreach.
6) Executive Director, Circle of Life School, White Earth, MN (1982). Responsible for administration and management of a tribally controlled K-12 school.
7) Assistant to the Director, Harvard Foundation, Cambridge, MA (1981). Assisted in development of programs for improved race relation on campus.
8) Write/Outreach Coordinator, New Mexican Indian Environmental Education Project, Albuquerque, NM (1980). Worked with a team of Dine people to develop and disseminate materials on the environmental, social, and other issues involved in natural resource development.
9) Legal Research/Writer, National Indian Youth Council, Albuquerque, NM (1978-1979). Legal research and community outreach on environmental issues associated with coal and uranium mining in the Navajo Nation.
Recovering the Sacred, South End Press 2005
Winona LaDuke Reader Voyager Press, 2002
All Our Relations. South End Press 1999
In the Sugarbush, (children’s). Rigby Communications 1997
Last Standing Woman. Voyager Press. 1997
Have also published extensively on issues of Native economic development, environmental issues, and legal issues related to Native affairs. Published in magazines including: Business and Society Review, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Indian Country Today, Insurgent Sociologist, Radcliffe Quarterly, Union of Radical Political Economics, Utne Reader Magazine (News from Indian Country, Akwekon Journal), Sierra Magazine, Orion Magazine, and Patagonia.
Selected Publications (Articles and Chapters)
“Like Tributaries to a River”, Sierra Magazine. Fall 1996
“Traditional Ecological Knowledge”, in University of Colorado Journal of Environmental and International Law. Spring 1994.
“Native America, The Political Economy of Radioactive Colonialism”, Insurgent Sociologist, Vol 13, Spring 1986.
The Council of Energy Resource Tribes in “Native Americans and Energy Development II, (Joseph Jorgenson, Ed.), Anthropology Resource Center, Cambridge, MA, 1981.
“The Political Economy of Radioactive Colonization”, Union of Radical Political Economists, Spring 1979.
Legal research in preparation for litigation in cases including the Consolidation Coal Strip Mine at Burnham, New Mexico, the Churchrock Uranium Mine at Gallup, New Mexico, the Mount Taylor Uranium Mine and other coal and uranium mines in the Four Corners are of the United States. Research on environmental, hydrological, social, and economic impact in support of attorneys at the National Indian Youth Council, and subsequently at the New Mexico Indian Environmental Education Project.
Preparation of interventions into environmental impact assessments including Makoti Refinery (Three Affiliated Tribes).
Legal research for the Manypenny Vs. US Fineday Vs. US and Littlewolf US cases involving title claims in the White Earth Indian Reservation. Subsequent work on the constitutionality of the White Earth Land Settlement Act with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, and litigation in the Littlewolf Vs. US case.
“Housing development initiatives: Implication of Third World Experiences for Indigenous Peoples in North America”, research monograph prepared for the Seventh Generation Fund, a North American philanthropic and technical assistance foundation, 1990.
Non-governmental Organization Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples of the Western Hemisphere, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1997. Expert Testimony in Economic Commission in the Exploitation of Natural Resources of Indigenous Peoples of North America and the Impact of this Exploitation, Rapporteur of Commission.
Commission on Human Rights, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, February 1979. Preparation of Expert Testimony on the Human Rights Violations caused to Indigenous Populations by Exploitation of Natural Resources within their Territories. Testimony presented by the International Indian Treaty Council, Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations.
Non-Governmental Organization Conference on the Indigenous Peoples and their Land, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1981. Expert Testimony in Economic Commission on the Impact of Energy Development on Indigenous Population of the Southwestern United States, with particular emphasis on Uranium and the Coal Exploitation. Rapporteur of the Commission.
International Council of Indigenous Women, Third International Conference, Karasjok, Norway, Samiland, August, 1990. Expert Testimony on the Impact of Hydro Electric and other Energy Development on the Status and Human Rights of Indigenous Women. Member of the International Coordinating Committee and interim Directorate.
UN Conference on status of Women, Beijing, China, September 1995, Opening Plenary speech at Northern Europe Conference.
Duke University, Harvard University, Smith College, Dartmouth College, London Polytechnic Institute, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of Scotland (Edinburgh), Saskatchewan Native Women’s Association, OXFAM Hunger Banquet, Stanford University, UN Conference on Status of Women, Beijing, China (September 1995), Minnesota NGO Conference.
Wilberta and Raymond Savage Visiting Professor of International Affairs, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1993 (spring). Two classes: Indigenous Human Rights and Indigenous Economics.
Schumacher College, December 1996, Native Environmentalist and Development, England (Seminar).
University of Minnesota, 1997, 1998. (Native People and Environment)
Fellowships and Awards
Bush Fellowship 1999
Global Green Millennium Award 1998
Ann Bancroft Award for Women Leadership 1997
BIHA Women of Color Community Service Award 1997
Thomas Merton Award 1996
Bannerman Fellowship 1991
Rural Development Leadership Network 1986-1989
Reebok Human Rights Award 1988
Newberry Library-Frances Allen Fellowship 1986
Field Foundation Fellow 1985-1986
National Endowment for the Humanities 1983
Harvard University, Institute of Politics 1978
Muskrat Coffee Company- owner and head of tasting.
Trustee: The Christensen Fund, Palo Alto, CA. ( 2006- present)
Advisory Board Member: Trust for Public Lands, Indian Lands Program, Portland, OR.
Past- Publisher: Indigenous Woman Magazine, a bi-annual journal focused on the issues of Native Women
Vice-Presidential Candidate : Green Party with Ralph Nader, 1996 and 2000 Presidential Election.
Board member: Greenpeace, USA, an International Environmental Organization, 1991-1997.
Co-chairperson, Indigenous Women’s Network, 1989, a continental network of grassroots Indigenous Women organizers and community workers.
Representative: International Indian Treaty Council, 1977-1980, representing the IITC at two NGO conferences at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on issues of resource development in Indigenous communities.
Born: August 18, 1959, Los Angeles, CA
Mother of three children.
Enrolled member, Mississippi Band, White Earth Reservation, MN
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