Tertulia – Margaret Kress on Winona LaDuke
Dr. Margaret Kress, Tahkwaki Waapikwani Iskwew, was born in Saskatchewan on Treaty Four territory and the Métis homelands. She proudly embraces her Michif ancestry and continues to honour her French, English and German relations. Margaret works closely with Elders, knowledge keepers and community leaders throughout Canada to ensure Indigenous truths are brought forth and right action is taken. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Brunswick, she supports graduate students as they focus on critical issues associated with Indigenous governance, child welfare, and education. She is the recipient of several national and provincial grants and has conducted academic and community-based research to support initiatives led by Indigenous communities. She is the author of selected publications of the Canadian Women Studies, kimiwan, Of Land & Living Skies: A community Journal on Place, Land, and Learning, and Honouring Indigenous Women-Hearts of Nation. Currently, Margaret is on a learning path with elders across our lands as she embraces traditional and plant medicine teachings in her daily life.
Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist who lives and works on the White Earth reservation in Minnesota. She is a two-time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. With Honor the Earth, she works on climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. She is the author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred and All Our Relations.
What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or philosophy cafe where participants talk about ideas. Tertulias combine words, music, poetry, art and whatever else speakers want to share.
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