Winona LaDuke on Standing Rock

The test of civil society

On her way home from one of many visits to Standing Rock, the Native American activist and author Winona LaDuke stopped in Chicago and gave a talk at the Newberry Library to a standing room only audience.

Winona LaDuke lives on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is working on climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Program Director of Honor the Earth.

Winona LaDuke’s talk in Chicago was framed by her clear headed assessment of the extraordinary risk that the fracking oil boom and the network of pipelines pose to our survival she offered examples how to break free from our addiction to fossil fuels.

Winona LaDuke says that “this is a test of civil society. The question is where we are all going and how it’s going to work out.”

Recorded on November 10, 2016.
Credit Newberry Library and Dale Lehman for the recording

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