Winona LaDuke is an enrolled member of the Mississippi Band
Anishinaabeg. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation, and is
the mother of three children. She is also the Executive Director of
Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise
public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental
On a recent visit to Grand Portage she shared this story about heritage
corn seeds and the need to protect native seeds, heritage crops and the
traditions and knowledge of our indigenous and land-based communities.