President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series will provide an opportunity for all to gather, learn and discuss the ideas and issues that animate our communities. President Bodnar looks forward to a hosting a series that challenges all of us to engage in meaningful—and enjoyable—learning both on campus and in the community.

Upcoming Lectures

Presidents Lecture Series: Winona LaDukeThe University of Montana welcomes Winona LaDuke as the next speaker in the President’s Lecture Series. LaDuke’s lecture, titled “Be the Ancestor Your Descendants Would Be Proud Of,” will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at The Wilma in downtown Missoula.

The free event is presented with the support of Logjam Presents. Admission for this event is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.

LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food and Energy Policy. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth (HtE). She co-founded HtE with the Indigo Girls, as a platform to raise awareness of and money for indigenous struggles for environmental justice. She works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice alongside Indigenous communities.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities, LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Community Fellows Program. She is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.