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Acclaimed social and environmental activist Winona LaDuke spoke at Northern Arizona University on Feb. 1 and urged people to create a “new future” for Native Americans concerned about the environment.

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Acclaimed activist Winona LaDuke speaks at NAU

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Winona LaDuke is a longtime environmental and social activist who has inspired thousands of Native Americans with her political writing and her personal, inspiring presentations. LaDuke gave such a presentation on Feb. 1 at Ardrey Auditorium at Northern Arizona University. LaDuke, a member of the Anishinaabe Tribe, urged the crowd to an "intelligent but necessary uprising" to create a new future for Native Americans and all people concerned with the current state of the world environment. She also urged that tribal people and organizations endorse and create programs that enhance and encourage tribal language use and incorporate tribal history into local school curriculum.