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Most famous for multiple bids to become Vice President of the United States for the Green Party (and receiving an electoral vote for the position in 2016), LaDuke is a staunch activist for Native American and environmental causes. The daughter of an Ojibwe father and a Jewish mother, she attended Harvard University and shortly thereafter became the principal at a Native American high school on a Minnesota reservation.
Winona LaDuke’s advocacy following those early years included helping found the Indigenous Women’s Network, founding the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and being instrumental in inspiring the foundation of the Honor the Earth advocacy group. She is also a farmer/activist running her farm for both food and industrial hemp to promote local economies.