Indigenous Activist/Scholar Winona LaDuke says Making America Great would be growing 8,000 varieties of corn

Indigenous Activist/Scholar Winona LaDuke says Making America Great would be growing 8,000 varieties of corn
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
Last night Indigenous Scholar/Activist Winona LaDuke spoke to a crowd at the GVSU downtown campus as part of the annual Women and the Environment event.winona_slider

This was no lecture. It was a series of story tell and truth bombs.

LaDuke began by saying that in her tradition there are two paths; one that is scorched, where devastation has occurred and one that is less worn and green, because it is a path that fewer have taken.

The Native activist also pointed out the need to reflect on the future. “We should always be looking to the future and asking, what will we look like and who will be in charge?”

That future depends upon us and what we chose to do. LaDuke said that right now, there are places near her home on the White Earth Reservation where you can still drink from the lakes. This is the future that we can have.

Winona then showed a slide of a canoe that had many people in it, saying, “We are all in this together. Sitting Bull said lets put our minds together to see what future we can make for our children.”
READ MORE HERE: https://griid.org/2017/03/03/indigenous-activistscholar-winona-laduke-says-making-america-great-would-be-growing-8000-varieties-of-corn/

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

Last night Indigenous Scholar/Activist Winona LaDuke spoke to a crowd at the GVSU downtown campus as part of the annual Women and the Environment event.winona_slider

This was no lecture. It was a series of story tell and truth bombs.

LaDuke began by saying that in her tradition there are two paths; one that is scorched, where devastation has occurred and one that is less worn and green, because it is a path that fewer have taken.

The Native activist also pointed out the need to reflect on the future. “We should always be looking to the future and asking, what will we look like and who will be in charge?

That future depends upon us and what we chose to do. LaDuke said that right now, there are places near her home on the White Earth Reservation where you can still drink from the lakes. This is…

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