Wed, Sep 06|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Winona LaDuke, Last Standing Woman (25th Anniversary Edition)
In conversation with Henrietta Lidchi, Executive Director, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Winona LaDuke weaves a nonlinear narrative of struggle and triumph, resistance and resilience, spanning seven generations of an Anishinaabe community from the 1800s to the early 2000s.
Date, Time & Location
Sep 06, 2023, 6:00 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
This will be an in-store event and live streamed to Zoom, register here for Zoom.
Copies of Last Standing Woman can be purchased online or by calling the store to order (505) 988-4226. Signed copies will be available after the event.
Born at the turn of the 21st century, The Storyteller, also known as Ishkwegaabawiikwe (Last Standing Woman), carries her people’s past within her memories. The White Earth Anishinaabe people have lived on the same land for over a thousand years. Among the towering white pines and rolling hills, the people of each generation are born, live out their lives, and are buried.
The arrival of European missionaries changes the community forever. Government policies begin to rob the people of their land, piece by piece. Missionaries and Indian agents work to outlaw ceremonies the Anishinaabeg have practised for centuries. Grave-robbing anthropologists dig up ancestors and whisk them away to museums as artifacts. Logging operations destroy traditional sources of food, pushing the White Earth people to the brink of starvation.
Battling addiction, violence, and corruption, each member of White Earth must find their own path of resistance as they struggle to reclaim stewardship of their land, bring their ancestors home, and stay connected to their culture and to each other.
About The Author
Writing, farming, and working in her community for more than 40 years, Winona LaDuke is one of the world’s most tireless and charismatic leaders on issues related to climate change, Indigenous and human rights, green economies, grassroots organizing, and the restoration of local food systems. A two-time Green Party vice-presidential candidate, Winona has received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition on the Forbes' first “50 Over 50—Women of Impact” list in 2021.
Winona is the author of many acclaimed articles and books, including Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming and To Be a Water Protector: Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers. A Harvard-educated economist, hemp farmer, grandmother, and member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, she lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.