Bemidji State University Welcomed Winona LaDuke on Feb. 5

Bemidji State University’s leadership studies program welcomed Winona LaDuke, program director of Honor the Earth and former vice presidential candidate, to deliver a lecture at the American Indian Resource Center on Feb. 5.

In her presentation “Be the Ancestor Your Descendants Would be Proud Of,” LaDuke spoke on creating sustainable environments and leading grassroots organizations. The lecture was also sponsored by BSU’s Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the American Indian Resource Center, the honors program and the sustainability office.

LaDuke’s presentation was scheduled to started at 6 p.m. and was open free to the public.

About Leadership Studies at Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University’s leadership studies program prepares graduates for problem-solving within organizations and communities. Emphasis is placed on conflict resolution, evidence-based reasoning and ethical perspectives on leadership.

About Honor the Earth

Honor the Earth seeks to create awareness and support for Native American environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable communities. They are the only Native American organization that provides both financial and organizing support to Native American environmental initiatives.


MN State logoBemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.


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