Winona LaDuke, former VP nominee for Independent/Reform presidential nominee Ralph Nader's 1996 and 2000 campaigns, has announced support for Kerry this time around.
"I'm voting my conscience on November 2; I'm voting for John Kerry," LaDuke wrote in a statement published in Indian Country Today newspaper.
LaDuke has been a lifelong activist, born Anishinabe from the Makwa Dodaem (Bear Clan) of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. She has been fighting for Native American civil rights and environmental issues all her life, as well as being credited as a journalist, a writer, and a teacher of Native Environmentalism at the University of Minnesota.
She has also founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in restoring original land to her people, and in 1995 was named as one of "50 leaders " for the future by Time Magazine.