Posted by: cindydyer | September 30, 2009

Winona LaDuke: Re-discovering Food Sovereignty

Native American activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke spoke recently on re-discovering food sovereignty at an event Madeline Island on Lake Superior, Wisconsin. Madeline Island has been the sacred center of the Anishinaabeg for centuries. LaDuke focused her remarks on re-learning how to feed ourselves. She is currently the Executive Director of both Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project.

Nick Vander Puy, reporter from News From Indian Country, told her about Memengwaa Ikway (Butterfly Woman) and a trip that she made out west. He spoke about Butterfly Woman’s observations about the monarch butterfly and large agriculture monoculture and concentrated animal feed operations in the Midwest. Memengwaa Ikway is Mary Ellen Ryall, Executive Director of Happy Tonics, Inc.

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