05.15 Winona LaDuke Came to Portland and was AWESOME!
- Posted by Trish Weber
Winona LaDuke made an appearance at the Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center for a “Stop the Tar Sands and Heavy Hauls Teach-in/Salmon Bake” last Friday.
Sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the event featured a free baked steelhead salmon luncheon that was prepared and offered by Indigenous People for Sustainable Lifestyles.
Winona spoke for about a half of an hour before the crowd of about 100 people. Topics of conversation ranged from previous successful actions against what she refers to as “really bad ideas”, to the challenges inherent in trying to stop the Alberta Tar Sands development, to the opportunity currently available to people in the PNW to do what they can to stop the Heavy Haul. The audience was rapt in their attention, and the salmon lunch delicious. A well done event all around.
Brava to our organizers, Delia Sanchez and Shayleen Macy.
PS: Winona was also interviewed on KBOO radio on the Thursday evening program Tillicum Wawa; they’ve promised to post an audio recording of the interview, to which we will link just as soon as we have the information available to us. Stay tuned!