Creating a Multi-Cultural Democracy: Religion, Culture & Identity in America
Winona LaDuke, award-winning activist and six-time author situated at the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental justice, will speak on Climate Change, Indigenous Resistance, and Forging a New Democracy: Thoughts for the Present Moment in the 2017 Massey Lectures in American Studies.
Winona LaDuke is an award-winning activist and six-time author situated at the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental justice. A graduate of Antioch College and Harvard University and a two-time vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, she resides on the White Earth reservation in Northern Minnesota. LaDuke is founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, through which she and her community established one of the country’s first tribal land trusts. Most recently, LaDuke has been engaged in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline through Honor the Earth, the organization of which she is executive director.
The William E. Massey, Sr., Lectures in American Studies at Harvard University have been endowed by an anonymous donor to honor Mr. Massey, the Virginia businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Massey was born in Ansted, West Virginia, in 1909 and attended the University of Richmond. At the age of twenty he began to work for the A.T. Massey Coal Company, and before his retirement in 1977 he served as chief executive officer of the company and chairman of the board. Mr. Massey was president of the Massey Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that supports cultural and educational institutions. He died on February 10, 1987.
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