Winona LaDuke on Native American Authors

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Winona LaDuke
, 1959-




LaDuke, a member of the Anishinaabe nation who lives on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, is highly respected activist for social and environmental issues. Her first novel, Last Standing Woman was published in 1997.

Awards and Honors

1988 International Reebok Human Rights Award
One of Ms. magazine’s Women of the Year in 1997
1998 WAND (Women’s Action for New Direction) Leadership Award
2000 Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose – Non-Fiction) award (for All our Relations)


Online resources by or about Winona LaDuke:

Activist/author looks to the future
Author: Mary Elizabeth Cronin
Type: authorbio
Description: Article about LaDuke from the April 23, 1998 issue of the Seattle Times.


Buffalo nation. (environmental benefits of American bison and efforts to restore them to the Great Plains)
Author: Winona Laduke
Type: etext
Description: Text of a May 2000 Sierra article by LaDuke.


Celebrating Hellraisers: Winona LaDuke
Author: Jay Walljasper
Type: authorbio
Description: Text of a 1996 article from Mother Jones about LaDuke.


Honor the Earth: Winona LaDuke
Author: Honor the Earth
Type: authorbio
Description: Biography of LaDuke, from Honor the Earth (a group that LaDuke serves as Program Director of) whose mission is “to provide funding and public support for Native environmental initiatives.”


Speak Out: Winona LaDuke
Author: Speak Out
Type: authorbio
Description: A brief biography of LaDuke from Speak Out, an organization which provides speakers and artists for campus and community events. Includes a list of her upcoming speaking engagements.


Wild Rice Moon
Author: Winona Laduke
Type: etext
Description: Text of a Sept 2000 Sierra article by LaDuke.


Winona LaDuke
Author: Kelly Porter
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an indepth biography, selected bibliography and related links.


Books by Winona LaDuke:

LaDuke, Winona. All our relations : native struggles for land and life
Cambridge, MA : South End Press, 1999.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0896086003

LaDuke, Winona. Last standing woman
Stillwater, MN, U.S.A. : Voyageur Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0896582787

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