Native American Women: Finding the Voice to Safegaurd Mother Earth
Native American women have a long history of protecting the environment and Mother Earth. In addition to being primary farmers, both historically and presently, Native American women are also the stewards of waters and other spiritual entities within their cultures.
Many of today's immediate and closest felt environmental struggles have indigenous women at the helm of conservation, restoration, and sustainability efforts. Whether protecting the land from PCB contamination, putting an end to genetic engineering and contamination of seeds, or stopping coal strip mines, Native American women have pushed to maintain the natural landscape of our country while changing its cultural landscape for the better.
In this keynote presentation, LaDuke explores the strength, dedication, and vigor of Native American women. Though they may have been marginalized by the dominant society, they have still found a voice. They work to move forward, continue intergenerational responsibility, and protect Mother Earth.
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