Winona LaDuke, Jewell James & Chief Rueben George

Event Date: 
February 27, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm

On Feb. 27, the nationally celebrated American Indian and environmental advocate Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) will speak in the Log Building on Northwest Indian College's main campus on the Lummi Reservation.

LaDuke, who is executive director of both Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project, will be joined by honored guests Chief Rueben George (Squamish Nation) and Jewell James (Lummi). A big thank you to Lummi Indian Business Council for bringing these speakers to NWIC's campus.

Speakers will discuss the topics of environmental justice, human rights, preservation of sacred indigenous sites, and global efforts to protect the environment. They will also likely speak about the proposed Cherry Point shipping terminal, which Lummi leaders have said they are opposed to because of environmental concerns and the cultural significance of the area.

The discussion will follow the showing of the documentary Dakota 38, which is playing at NWIC as part of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival.

Event Schedule

Dakota 38: 6-7:30 p.m.
Light snacks: 7:30-7:45 p.m.
Jewell James: 7:45-8:15 p.m.
Chief Rueben George: 8:15-8:45 p.m.
Winona LaDuke: 8:45-9:15 p.m.