Published December 30, 2015
WHITE EARTH INDIAN RESERVATION— According to Minnesota Public Radio, well-known American Indian activist Winona LaDuke will run for chair of the White Earth Nation, located in White Earth, Minnesota.
LaDuke confirmed her plans in an email to MPR on Tuesday.
“Basically I want to put my money where my mouth is, she wrote in the email. “I think we can make a great future for White Earth.”
LaDuke is the executive director of Honor the Earth, an organization she co-founded with Indigo Girls in 1993. LaDuke served as Ralph Nader’s Green Party running mate for president in 1996 and 2000.
The White Earth election for chair is scheduled for June 2016. However, given a power struggle the current chair of White Earth is in currently, the position may be open sooner than next June.
The White Earth Nation has over 19,000 tribal citizens scattered throughout the world.