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.
LeVan D. Hawkins ’11 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for his essay, “Both Sissies,” which was published in the Chicago Quarterly Review in 2021. “Both Sissies” is selected for reprint in Pushcart Prize XLV11: Best of Small Presses (2023 edition) November 2022.