January 2021: Restoring Indigenous, Rural, and Green Economies

Renowned environmental activist Winona LaDuke spoke at our January Community Gathering about her work as a “water protector” fighting the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota while also growing industrial hemp on her farm on the White Earth Indian Reservation.

An expert on rural development and indigenous rights,  she  said we are living in the time of the Seventh Fire, which according to prophesy offers a choice between two paths:  “one well worn and scorched, the other green.”

She said pandemics also force societies to change and “this one is no different.” She cited author Arundhati Roy, who calls the pandemic a “portal” between two worlds. We can walk through with dirty rivers, prejudices, and avarice, she said, or “we can walk through clean.”

Click here to see a video of Winona LaDuke’s presentation.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.