A noted Native American economist, speaker and author is scheduled to address energy and sustainability at a talk at North Dakota State University.
Winona LaDuke, director of the Native American-led environmental organization Honor the Earth, is set to present “Thinking for the Seventh Generation: Fracking, Water and Food in North Dakota and the Northland,” on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Plains room.
LaDuke’s lecture will discuss the economics of extreme energy versus the economics of sustainability by covering topics such as fracking, stranded assets, social and cultural adjustments, and options for North Dakota sustainability.
LaDuke has written extensively about environmental and economic issues. She has a degree from Harvard University, graduate work from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in rural development from Antioch College.
LaDuke is a frequent contributor to the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and other regional publications and hosts a weekly radio show on Niijii radio.
Tribal College Partnerships Program; the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the Department of English; and the Master of Public Health program are sponsoring the event.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.