To Be A Water Protector

The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

Winona LaDuke

Fernwood Publishing

To Be A Water Protector

Pub Date: July 2020

ISBN: 9781773632674

128 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $25.00

To Be A Water Protector

The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

Winona LaDuke

Fernwood Publishing

Winona LaDuke is a leader in cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, sustainable food systems and Indigenous rights. To Be a Water Protector, explores issues that have been central to her activism for many years — sacred Mother Earth, our despoiling of Earth and the activism at Standing Rock and opposing Line 3.
For this book, Winona discusses several elements of a New Green Economy and the lessons we can take from activists outside the US and Canada. Also featured are her annual letters to Al Monaco, the CEO of Enbridge, in which she takes him to task for the company’s role in the climate crisis and presents him with an invoice for climate damages. In her unique way of storytelling, Winona LaDuke is inspiring, always a teacher and an utterly fearless activist, writer and speaker.
Part 1. Reflections on Sacred Earth
� Lyla June Johnson Declares
� Seeds of Hope
� The Holy Land is Here
� The Month You Remember Me
� How to be better Ancestors
� Winter Count

Part 2. Despoiling the Earth
� Filth of North Dakota
� I Miss You
� Omaakaakii: In Praise of Frogs
� Oil, Water and the Judges
� Free the Snake
� Dumb Stuff Canada Does
� And then She Smote Me
� Amazon

Part 3. Water Protectors/Standing Rock
� Necessity Defence
� Purple Heart for Sophia
� The Law For Us All
� Water Protectors, Monster Slayers
� Tale of Red Fawn and the Hammonds
� Not Afraid to Look the White Man in the Face

Part 4. Line 3

� Happy Anniversary
� Enbridge's Tax Problems
� Choking on Greed
� Black Snake Chronicles
� Fake Organizations
� Reconciliation Pipeline
� Sex, Pipelines and Matriarchy
� Dear Al, 2016, 2017, 2018

Part 5. Divestment/A Green Economy
� Match
� Ponies
� The Renaissance
� Star Lake of My Ancestors
� Turning on a Dime
� In the Time of the Windigo
� How Sweet It Is
� The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp
� Go Naked or Go Hemp
� One Dish, One Spoon
� Shine Some Light
� The New Iron Horse

Part 6. International Solidarity/Lessons
� Really Finland
� Viva Mexico
� Brutality of Canadian Might
� About that Meddling
� Borinquén (Puerto Rico)
� What El Salvador can Teach Us
� What Happened to Libya

About the Author

A two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate, author of five books of nonfiction, one children’s book and a novel, Winona LaDuke is one of the world’s most tireless and charismatic leaders on issues related to climate change, Indigenous and human rights, green and rural economies, grass-roots organizing and restoring local food systems over a career spanning nearly forty years of activism.