Protecting the Sacred: An Afternoon with Winona LaDuke
DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF SNOW PREDICTED FOR FEB 9, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, PROBABLY UNTIL MAY WHEN WINONA CAN TRAVEL TO THE WEST COAST AGAIN. WE WILL POST UPDATES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. JOIN US for an empowering and uplifting afternoon of live music, welcoming ceremonies by Puyallup tribal leaders, and an inspiring talk by internationally renowned activist, environmentalist, and farmer, Winona LaDuke. Gather with us to raise money for Winona's non-profit organization, Honor the Earth, and for the Puyallup Water Protectors. We are excited to come together as a community to support the important work of these indigenous leaders and communities to ensure a better future for us all. Some'tet, an improvisational jazz ensemble from Vashon, will offer a musical gift from island musicians to Winona, and Swil Kanim (Lummi) will offer spirit-gifted songs on the violin. The main event will begin at 12pm at Vashon Theater. The program will run until 3pm. Join us after the event for a catered reception with Winona at Snapdragon restaurant, 3-5pm (reception ticket required). Enjoy local wine and cider alongside a delectable array of locally harvested foods, including Manoomin, or wild rice, from the White Earth Reservation. We look forward to continuing the conversation and connecting more personally with Winona and with one another in celebration and solidarity. Many individuals and organizations on Vashon are working hand in hand to make this special event possible. It is an honor to support Honor the Earth and the Puyallup Water Protectors. WINONA LaDuke is an internationally-acclaimed leader in the indigenous environmental justice movement, and is active in leading on-the-ground initiatives that support indigenous rights and sovereignty, restorative economies, land rights, renewable energy, and local food systems. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona has lived and worked on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota for decades, and was a two time Vice Presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. Winona was a strong voice and presence at Standing Rock, and has led opposition to many other destructive fossil fuel pipelines. She has also been a frequent guest on the popular independent global news platform Democracy Now. Today, she is growing Winona's Hemp and Heritage Farm into a viable, post-petroleum, agricultural enterprise. HONOR THE EARTH, co-founded by Winona in 1993, is currently fighting the construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline that would bring Canadian Tar Sands through the land and waters of northern Minnesota, including the White Earth Reservation and the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Learn more about Honor the Earth here: http://www.honorearth.org Follow and share this event on Facebook! Just click on the Facebook icon on the right side of this page.
Cost: 20 - 100 USD
20120 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon, WA 98070
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