Honoring Authors

Sherman Alexie

Joseph Bruchac 

Lise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich

Patricia Grace

Joy Harjo

Winona LaDuke

Larry Loyie

Dimi Macheras and Patricia Wade

Joseph Medicine Crow

Simon Ortiz

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Chad Solomon

Robert Sullivan

Luci Tapahonso

Tim Tingle


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Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke is an Anishinabe (Ojibwa) enrolled member from the Makwa Dodaem (Bear Clan) of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. She was born in 1959 and grew up in Los Angeles, California.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. Her books include Last Standing Woman (fiction), All Our Relations (non-fiction), In the Sugarbush (children’s non-fiction), and The Winona LaDuke Reader. Her forthcoming book, Recovering the Sacred, will be released by South End Press this year.

In 1989, LaDuke received the Reebok Human Rights Award, which she partly used to begin the White Earth Land Recovery Project. In 1994, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and was also awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the Ann Bancroft Award, the 1997 Ms. Woman of the Year Award (with the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers), the Global Green Award, and numerous other honors. In 2000, she also ran for Vice-President on the Green Party ticket with Ralph Nader.

Currently, Winona LaDuke lives on the White Earth Reservation with her three children. She continues to be a spokesperson for the Chippewa people of Northern Minnesota, an organizer of the Honor the Earth National Tour, and active with the White Earth Land Recovery Project and the Indigenous Women's Network, which she founded. She also teaches courses on Native Environmentalism at the University of Minnesota and in other university settings.

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Some of LaDuke's Works:

In the Sugarbush

The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings

Last Standing Woman


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