Graduation Commencement Ceremony

2014 Graduation Guest Speaker

The graduating students chose Winona LaDuke as this year’s guest speaker.  We are happy to announce that she has accepted the college’s invitation.

Winona LaDuke

An American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer of Anishinaabe descent.  She lives and works on the White Earth Reservations.  She is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for the frontline native environmental groups.  She is the author of six books writing extensively on Native American and Environmental issues.  She is a former board member of Greenpeace and serves, as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network.  In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader.