Solidarity vs. Ignorance
March 23 at Academic Hall 305
CSUSM seeks to increase awareness and sensitivity of non-Indian people to the American
Indian culture through presentations, lectures, workshops and seminars both on and
off the CSUSM campus.
Older Than America Film Screening
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. Arts 240
The 2009 Dream The Impossible Native Youth Conference is about respect, culture, and education which leads to a healthier life. Themes
of this conference include: respect of culture and traditions, appreciating our ancestry,
healthy families, drug awareness, future goals, identifying your talents, utilizing
support programs, self improvement, and team building. The conference goal is to inspire
Native youth to Dream The Impossible. It was held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 on campus
Winona LaDuke, Native American Environmentalist & Author November 18, 2009
Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) 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, and is a two time vice presidential
candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.
As Program Director of the 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, one of the largest reservation based non-profit organizations
in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development
strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, she also continues national
and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting
and genetic engineering.
In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, recognizing her
leadership and community commitment. In 1994, LaDuke was nominated by Time magazine
as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age. She has
been awarded the Thomas Merton Award, Ms. Woman of the Year (with the Indigo Girls)
, and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which in part she began the White Earth
Land Recovery Project.
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.