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Native American Activist Winona LaDuke to Discuss Book at UW


October 23, 2012 — Well-known American Indian activist Winona LaDuke will discuss her book, “The Militarization of Indian Country,” Thursday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

When Osama Bin Laden’s death was announced as “Geronimo, EKIA!” many native people, including Geronimo’s descendants, were insulted at the use of a native’s name for a terrorist. This revelation coincides with the release of LaDuke’s “The Militarization of Indian Country,” which explores the impact of the U.S. military on native peoples, lands and cultures.

LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues, and is the author of six books. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth.

An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, LaDuke lives with her family on the White Earth Reservation. An author and activist, LaDuke graduated from Harvard and Antioch universities.

This event is sponsored by the UW American Indian Studies Program and Laramie County Community College. For more information, call the Women’s Studies Program at (307) 766-2733.

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Winona LaDuke will speak Thursday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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