Winona LaDuke and Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader at the Tropic Cinema in Key West, Florida

Ralph Nader at the Tropic Cinema in Key West, Florida

I just heard Ralph Nader speak yesterday in Key West Florida. He told the audience that he had not traveled to Key West since 1959 when he came here to board a boat for Cuba so he could interview Fidel Castro. As usual Ralph was down to earth brilliant with comments about a full range of topics from letter writing to Donald Trump.

I have long admired Mr. Nader for his consumer protectionism and his down to earth smarts. I voted for him twice when he was running with Native American journalist, economist and activist Winona LaDuke!

Winona LaDuke and Ralph Nader at the Omega Institute in New York. Photo by Keri Pickett

Winona LaDuke and Ralph Nader at the Omega Institute in New York. Photo by Keri Pickett

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.