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Seed Sovereignty: Who Owns the Seeds of the World, Bio-Piracy, Genetic Engineering and Indigenous Peoples

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST

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“In a time when agrobiodiversity has crashed and world food systems are filled with poisons, our seeds remain, and they return.” — Winona LaDuke

Join Winona LaDuke as she shares Indigenous knowledge and experiences.

LaDuke is a Harvard-educated economist, environmental activist, author, hemp farmer, grandmother, and a two-time former Green Party Vice President candidate with Ralph Nader. She specializes in rural development; economic, food and energy sovereignty; and environmental justice. Living and working on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, she leads several organizations including Honor the Earth (co-founded with The Indigo Girls 28 years ago), Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, Akiing and Winona’s Hemp. These organizations develop and model cultural-based sustainable development strategies utilizing renewable energy and sustainable food systems.

LaDuke is also an international thought leader and lecturer in climate justice, renewable energy and environmental justice, plus an advocate for protecting Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. She has written seven books, including Recovering the SacredAll Our RelationsLast Standing WomanThe Winona LaDuke Chronicles and her newest work, To Be A Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigo Slayers.

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Co-sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning


February 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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