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Peace Studies Speakers at UTTC
16 November 2006

BISMARCK (UTN) - Two women who work for Native People's rights will participate in a "Peace Studies" public forum set for Tuesday, November 28 at United Tribes Technical College. This is the first in a series of monthly peace programs offered in Bismarck.

      Author Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabeg) and researcher/writer Cheryl Long Feather (Lakota-Dakota) are featured speakers for "Ways of Peace: Land, Food, and Native Peoples' Rights," beginning at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Jack Barden Center on the UTTC campus.

      The event is co-sponsored by United Tribes Technical College, the North Dakota Peace Coalition, Missouri Valley Resource Council, and the Teddy Roosevelt Chapter of the Sierra Club. It is open to the public free of charge.


WINONA LaDUKE   -   Brief Bio

      A two-time U. S. Vice Presidential Candidate, author of five books, and recipient of numerous awards, Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabeg) lives and works on the White Earth nation in northern Minnesota.

      LaDuke is the mother of five and graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities. She serves as program director of Honor the Earth (a Native American foundation focused on environmental issues and energy policy) and as founding director of White Earth Land Recovery (the largest reservation-based non-profit organization in Minnesota).

      LaDuke and the White Earth Land Recovery recently received the prestigious international Slow Food Award for their work with protecting wild rice and local biodiversity.


CHERYL LONG FEATHER   -   Brief Bio

      Cheryl Long Feather (Lakota-Dakota) is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Mary, as well as Masters degrees in Management and Business Administration. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Communication and Public Discourse at the University of North Dakota.

      Long Feather serves as Research Director for United Tribes Technical College. She has worked in and with Tribal communities and populations for the majority of her career. In addition to professional responsibilities, Long Feather advocates for Native people and Tribes in a variety of volunteer efforts in areas such as education, human services, human and civil rights, women's issues, diversity management, youth issues, communication and health.

 

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