In January, Winona LaDuke made her way north to negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit to deliver a keynote address at Kohtr'elneyh: Alaska’s First Just Transition Summit.
Winona LaDuke is Anishinaabekwe from the White Earth Nation in what is known as Minnesota. For years Winona has been a front-line Water Protector. She advocated at the United Nations at the age of 18 on behalf of Indigenous peoples, ran as Vice President alongside Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000, and is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth. She has written and coauthored a number of books and articles, some of our favorites being Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future, The Militarization of Indian Country:, and All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life. ⠀
In her keynote , Winona addressed the need for us to be shifting away from extractive industries and into the next economy. Over the last few years she has been nurturing the seeds of Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm which is a growing vision for the next economy. We invite you to come along with us as our host,@go_barefoot visits with Winona about the next economy, hemp growth, the militarization Alaska, and invigorating our traditional trade relations.