Winona LaDuke ’89 (Midwest, MA) delivered a seminar and lecture as a University of Montana President’s Lecture Series guest, “Be the Ancestor Your Descendants Would Be Proud Of,” the annual Brennan Guth Memorial Lecture in Environmental Philosophy. She also presented, “The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change and How We Move Ahead,” at the UWM College of Letters at the annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, which explored some of the solar, wind and localized food production projects taking place on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. LaDuke is an internationally renowned environmentalist, economist and writer known for her work on tribal land claims, tribal preservation and sustainable development.
Marian Blue ’08 (Antioch University Seattle, Communications) recently had her book Sailing off the Hook published by Cyberwit Publishing. This collection of twenty short stories involves characters who abandon traditional methods of making decisions, developing relationships, enjoying life, and discovering the magic in life. “These short stories, not about sailing, cover decades of writing that has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies,” says Blue. “Most reflect my continued interest in magic realism and fantasy.” Blue’s award-winning writing (journalism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) has appeared internationally for 45 years. She’s published in newspapers, magazines, and books/anthologies (including her own