All Summer KUMD is airing the voices of leadership on climate change. Monday at 7 p.m. we bring you the special radio series Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature. In episode 1, Listen as Nalini Nadkarni shares her discoveries about the forest canopy, both scientific and inspirational.
Winona LaDuke is Minnesota’s most famous and Environmental activist. She is also an American Indian activist and writer and public leader who has been nationally recognized for her contributions and work for over 20 years. An activist who leads with heart, evident in her current work through her organization “Honor the Earth” Winona LaDuke is a as a role model to us all.
In 2006, when she was 86 years old, Dorothy Dora Whipple was looking for a new challenge. A fluent and lifelong Ojibwe speaker, Dorothy had just finished a three-year project for the University of Minnesota, making and transcribing recordings of her language. But she knew right away what she wanted to tackle next: a book of her stories, in Ojibwe and English, with drawings to illustrate the stories and perhaps interest younger people in learning the language.