Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Mariposa Museum and Peterborough Town Library present Winona LaDuke lecture

Published: 4/14/2022 3:14:41 PM

Modified: 4/14/2022 3:13:32 PM

PETERBOROUGHMariposa, library present LaDuke lecture

The Mariposa Museum and Peterborough Town Library will co-present a live, virtual lecture by activist Winona LaDuke, Saturday, April 23, at 5 pm

LaDuke is an author, economist, orator and activist, who has for years been on the front lines of Indigenous efforts to protect watersheds and traditional food sources from illegal and harmful oil and gas pipelines. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities, with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. In her own community in northern Minnesota, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country, and a leader on the issues of culture-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems.

LaDuke is co-director and, with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, founder of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for Native environmental groups. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice. Author of both fiction and nonfiction, her latest book is “To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers.”

Viewers may gather to watch the livestream on the big screen in the library’s 1833 Room or attend through Zoom. Register on the library website to receive the Zoom link at peterboroughtownlibrary.org/event/6428204.

LaDuke’s appearance, her second with the Mariposa Museum, is sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities as part of its support of the Mariposa Museum’s series “Americans Who Tell the Truth.”

The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center in Peterborough works to foster peace, equity and human understanding through exhibits and programs and educational initiatives. The museum is accessible for people in wheelchairs and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm Visit mariposamuseum.org.

Peterborough Town Library is at 2 Concord St. in Peterborough and is open Monday through Saturday. For information on this program or any library services, visit peterboroughtownlibrary.org.

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