If you watch no other media today, watch this: Winona LaDuke talks Seeds
She is fierce. And most importantly, she’s right on. And talks about the issues in a way everyone can understand. She tells stories to illustrate the importance of food crops to all of us and how genetically engineering them is a threat to food security around the world. But then shows how communities can work to save the integrity of their crops. I had the privilege of meeting Ms. LaDuke once, and her presence is powerful.
Winona is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. As Program Director of Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. In her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, where she works to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is the author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations and a novel, Last Standing Woman