Winona LaDuke papers, 1976-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
LaDuke, Winona
Title
Winona LaDuke papers
Dates
1976-2001 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 372
Summary
Born August 18, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist, environmentalist, author and politician of Anishinaabe and Jewish descent. Collection includes materials written by or about Native American Winona LaDuke (1959-) in her various roles as activist, environmentalist, and politician. Forms consist of newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, correspondence, ephemera, and promotional materials.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Born August 18, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist, environmentalist, author and politician of Anishinaabe and Jewish descent. Her father Vincent LaDuke, an Indian activist, actor and spiritual guru (Sun Bear), and her mother Betty (Bernstein) LaDuke, an artist and professor, separated when Winona was five years old. Winona and her mother moved to Ashland, Oregon, in 1964. Winona left Ashland to attend Harvard University, graduating in 1982 with a degree in rural economic development. LaDuke became involved in Native American environmental issues during her time at Harvard, and was active in several anti-nuclear rallies and campaigns, including the Black Hills Uranium Mining Protest of 1979.

Post-graduation, Winona moved to the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota, working as a high school principal while earning her M.A. from Antioch University in community economic development. Using the proceeds from a human rights award from Reebok, she founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) in 1989 in order to raise funds to purchase original White Earth land holdings. As a non-profit organization, WELRP focuses on reforestation of reservation lands, markets and grows traditional products, and invests in sustainable energy projects.

LaDuke ran as a candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Green Party ticket with Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000. Winona has been the recipient of numerous awards for her environmental and humanitarian work, including 1997 Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year and her induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame (2007). She is the mother of three children with Randy Kapashesit, a political representative of the Cree tribe. The couple separated in 1992. In 1999, Winona had another child, with partner Kevin Gasco. The author of numerous books and current director of Honor the Earth, LaDuke continues to lecture, write, and work on issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of materials written by or about Native American activist, environmentalist, and politician Winona LaDuke (1959-). Forms consist of newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, correspondence, ephemera, and promotional materials. A few personal items (letters and school records) are also included. Dates of collection are 1976-2001.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Winona LaDuke papers, Coll 372, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  White Earth Land Recovery Project, 1984-2001Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Articles and Press Releases
1984-1993
2 1
Article
1989
1 2
Magazine Articles
1994
1 3
Reports and Articles
1995
1 4
Reports, Articles, Letter, and Catalog
1996-2001

Series II:  Anti-Nuclear Rallies and Campaigns, 1979-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 5
Black Hills Uranium Mining Protest Materials and Articles
1979-1980
1 6
Misc. Uranium Mining Articles and Correspondence
1979-1980

Series III:  Politics, 1992-2001Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 7
Green Party Statements and Promotional Materials
1992-1996
1 8
News Articles
1996-2001

Series IV:  Personal, 1976-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 9
School Materials
1976-1980
1 10
Personal Ephemera (Articles, Letters, and Clippings)
1991-1994
1 11
Betty LaDuke Articles, Letter, and Invitation
1987-1996

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Nuclear energy
  • Political activists--United States
  • Reclamation of land--United States
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • Women authors, American--Political and social views
  • Women politicians--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • LaDuke, Betty
  • Nader, Ralph
  • Corporate Names :
  • White Earth Land Recovery Project.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence