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Winona LaDuke Media Opportunities
 MAILED:  April 5, 2004

Winona LaDuke will be available to talk with the media at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Alumni Room of Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire.

LaDuke, an activist for social and environmental issues who served as the Green Party vice presidential candidate in the 1996 and 2000 elections, will close the 62nd season of The Forum. Her presentation titled “Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

An Ojibwe who lives on the White Earth reservation in Minnesota, LaDuke is program director of Honor the Earth, a national Native American environmental justice program. She is founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based land acquisition, environmental advocacy and cultural organization, a former board member of Greenpeace USA and co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network.

In 1995 Time magazine named her as one of America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age. She was awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship and the Reebok Human Rights Award.

LaDuke also will meet with students in UW-Eau Claire’s International Environmental Issues and Policies class. She’ll meet with the students from 2-3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 265 of Phillips Hall.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the 2 p.m. classroom discussion and/or the 3:30 p.m. media conference.

Contact Jennifer Hinners, arts and events coordinator, with questions. You can reach her at (715) 836-2787 or

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Updated: December 28, 2004