Winona LaDuke, is a rural development economist working on issues of economics, food, and energy sovereignty. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and leads several organizations including Honor the Earth, Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, Akiing, and Winona’s Hemp. These organizations develop and model culturally-based sustainable development strategies utilizing renewable energy and sustainable food systems. She is an international thought leader in the areas of climate justice, renewable energy, and environmental justice. She is also a leader in the work of protecting Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. She has authored six books including; Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations, Last Standing Woman, and her newest work The Winona LaDuke Chronicles.
Highlights of this episode include:
1. Winona's Hemp and regenerative practices at Anishinaabe Agricultural Institute
2. Possibilities and impacts of Covid
3. The cultural burning practices by indigenous communities as land management strategy
4. Winona’s vision for sustainable fiber and the history and possibility of hemp
5. Being human, Cancel culture, haters hating and the power of connecting beyond our own cultural boundaries.