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PORTLAND, OREGON American Indian environmentalist Winona LaDuke will be part of Earth Week events at two different speaking engagements at Portland Community College.
She will speak at noon today in
Portland Community College's Events Center
Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Road
Then she will speak this evening at 6 pm in the auditorium
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
705 N. Killingsworth Street.
She is a tribal member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. LaDuke is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women's organization.
LaDuke also serves as the executive director of Honor the Earth where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for native environmental groups.
A graduate of Harvard, LaDuke founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has been involved in American Indian environmental issues since her late teens. At 18, she addressed the United Nations on Indian issues. LaDuke was nominated by Time Magazine as one of America's 50 most promising leaders under 40.
Both events are free and open to the public. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each talk.
posted April 16, 2012 6:50 am edt
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