Winona LaDuke Speaks on Biocultural Diversity, Language and Environmental Endangerment

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Native American activist, environmentalist and writer Winona LaDuke spoke today at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study about biocultural diversity, language, and environmental endangerment. Joining her for a panel discussion were writer. K. David Harrison, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at Swarthmore University and author of The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages and linguist, anthropologist and ethnobiologist Luisa Maffi who is cofounder and director of Terralingua. Learn more about the program here.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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