Join the community in an empowering and uplifting afternoon of live music, welcoming ceremonies by Puyallup tribal leaders, and an inspiring talk by internationally renowned post-petroleum activist, Winona LaDuke. Gather to raise money for Winona’s non-profit organization, Honor the Earth, and for the Puyallup Water Protectors. This event supports the important work of these indigenous leaders and communities to ensure a better future for all.
Some’tet, an improvisational jazz ensemble from Vashon, will offer a musical gift from island musicians to Winona, and Swil Kanim (Lummi) will offer spirit-gifted songs on the violin.
Ticket link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4044947
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/282426189089402/
Post-event reception at Snapdragon, 3-5 p.m. (tickets required)
After the main event enjoy a catered reception with Winona at Snapdragon restaurant. Enjoy local wine and cider alongside a delectable array of locally harvested foods, including Manoomin, or wild rice, from the White Earth Reservation. We look forward to continuing the conversation and connecting more personally with Winona and with one another in celebration and solidarity.
Winona LaDuke is an internationally-acclaimed leader in the indigenous environmental justice movement, and is active in leading on-the-ground initiatives that support indigenous rights and sovereignty, restorative economies, land rights, renewable energy, and local food systems. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona has lived and worked on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota for decades, and was a two time Vice Presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. Winona was a strong voice and presence at Standing Rock, and has led opposition to many other destructive fossil fuel pipelines. She has also been a frequent guest on the popular independent global news platform Democracy Now. Today, she is growing Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm into a viable, post-petroleum, agricultural enterprise.
Honor the Earth, co-founded by Winona in 1993, is currently fighting the construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline that would bring Canadian Tar Sands through the land and waters of northern Minnesota, including the White Earth Reservation and the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Learn more about Honor the Earth here: http://www.honorearth.org
Saturday, Feb. 9, Noon-3 p.m., Vashon Theatre
A fundraiser in support of Honor the Earth and the fight against the Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline
Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com, Vashon Bookshop and Vashon Theatre