Winona LaDuke, Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, has agreed to be our May 14 keynote speaker. This lecture, held at Kimball Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on May 14, will be free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
LaDuke is the executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a nonprofit that seeks to recover land for the Anishinaabeg people and develop programs for environmental preservation. You may recognize LaDuke when she was the vice presidential nominee of the Green Party of the United States in both 1996 and 2000 or from her appearance on the Colbert Report in 2008.
We regret that Sherman Alexie, who was originally scheduled for this talk, informed us he is unable to give his talk.
A statement from Mr. Alexie’s agent said “for the last few months, he has had increasing difficulty with his back. It has reached a crisis and as a result, he is unable to travel. Mr. Alexie regrets any inconvenience or disappointment this causes you, your organization and your community.”
Anyone who purchased a ticket for the Alexie lecture through the registration site will be automatically issued a refund via credit card. If you purchased your tickets with cash or check at the Great Plains Art Museum, please contact Lisa Maupin at 402-472-3964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions should be addressed to Ms. Maupin also.