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Activist to speak on the 'Native American Perspective'

HOLYOKE Reservations are now being accepted for "Environmental Justice: A Native American Perspective" a free talk by noted activist Winona LaDuke, to be held at Holyoke Community College on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.

Reservations should be made by Oct. 2 by calling Student Activities Coordinator Vivian Ostrowski at (413) 552-2418 or by emailing (put

"LaDuke" in the subject line.) The talk will take place in the Leslie Phillips Forum of HCC's "C" building. Anyone with a disability that may require accommodations should call (413) 552-2417 by Oct. 2.

Since graduating from Harvard University in 1982 with a degree in rural economic development, LaDuke has blazed a trail for the environment, Native American rights, and women's issues. In 1996 and 2000, the Green Party nominated her to serve as its vice presidential candidate, where she campaigned alongside noted consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The mother of three children, LaDuke is also the author of one novel "Last Standing Woman" (1997), and two non-fiction books, "All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life" (1999), and "Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming" (2005).