Winona LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. 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.
She was the executive director of both White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP), which she founded at White Earth Reservation in 1989, and is the executive director of Honor the Earth, which she founded with Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers in 1993. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women’s Network in 1985. She became involved in continuing struggles to regain reservation land lost since in the 19th century. The WELRP holds land in a conservation trust for the benefit of the tribe.