Lawyers make good friends.

Winona LaDuke gives presentations all around the country. Shane Plummer invited Winona to speak at the University of Minnesota Law School along with environmental attorney Paul Blackburn. Winona and Paul focused their presentation on the Enbridge corporation’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline. Blackburn explained the joys and difficulties of environmental law telling students that choosing environmental law is a rewarding career choice but they will not make very much money compared to other areas of legal practice. Former law student, Tara Houska, who is practicing law in Washington D.C was in the audience. Tara is a co-founder of ‘Not Your Mascots’ and was in Minneapolis to protest the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings game suggesting that the Washington Redskins ‘change the name’.

Winona LaDuke gives a presentation with Paul Blackburn at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Winona LaDuke gives a presentation with Paul Blackburn at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Winona LaDuke gives a presentation with Paul Blackburn at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Winona LaDuke gives a presentation with Paul Blackburn at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Winona LaDuke and Tara Houska at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Winona LaDuke and Tara Houska at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Tara Houska  the University of Minnesota Law School.

Tara Houska
the University of Minnesota Law School.

Winona's son Will Sayers goofs off at the University of Minnesota Law School podium.

Will Sayers having fun at the University of Minnesota Law School podium.

Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.