Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sustainability and Justice: The Need for Water Protectors

Distinguished Lecture by

~ Water Protector ~

Winona LaDuke - Water Protector

November 16, 2:30pm - 4:45pm,
Center for the Arts Screening Room, UB North Campus [Map].

Refreshments, lecture and discussion,
RSVP Here by Nov. 15.

During the Standing Rock actions against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, a new term was born - ‘Water Protector’.  This became the preferred way to talk about the residents of the Standing Rock resistance camps; rather than protestor. 

Water Protectors are not radicals that want us to return the middle ages, but futurists that want a clean, healthy environment for their children and the next seven generations.  In these times of climate chaos and political inaction, we must all be Water Protectors.

Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food and Energy Policy. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.

LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth. She works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, environmental justice and sustainable food systems alongside Indigenous communities.

A presentation in the UB RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series

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