Winona LaDuke at Honor the Earth Benefit
June 2 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm• Free - $20
Speaker, writer and activist Winona LaDuke will speak at a benefit in support of indigenous people fighting for sovereignty and against new fossil fuel pipeline development. The “Honor the Earth” benefit will be held in Eugene on Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The benefit is sponsored by University of Oregon Native American Studies, 350 Eugene and Community Rights Lane County. Suggested donation is $10-20. There will be a Q&A session following the talk.
Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned indigenous activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She is known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, fighting pipelines and creating bold opportunities for indigenous people to lead the way to a land-based, sacred and sustainable economy. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota where she is working with her community to stop the proposed Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline.
This event is a fundraiser for Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth organization and the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp, a week-long summer camp in southern Oregon to train youth ages 14-18 in organizing and activism skills to build a movement for climate justice.
“If we build a society based on honoring the earth, we build a society which is sustainable, and has the capacity to support all life forms.”- Winona LaDuke
“Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.- Winona LaDuke