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For Release: December 12, 2001

Barbara L. Kakiris, InDyne, Inc.
Media Relations Office

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office

Note To Editors/News Directors:

Keynote Speaker to Explain Scientific and Technological Advancement Through Ancient Wisdom

Author Winona LaDuke will address NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland on Thursday, December 13 during its Native American Heritage Month commemoration. Her speech, titled "Ancient Wisdom Advancing Modern Science and Technology," will take place from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the OAI Auditorium.

LaDuke, known best for her novel Last Standing Woman, is an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe)-enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservation. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. As program director of the Honor the Earth Fund, she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support and create funding for frontline Native American environmental groups. She also works as founding director for White Earth Land Recovery Project, a nonprofit-based project focused on facilitating recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation.

Media representatives interested in attending this employee event are asked to call ahead to Barbara Kakiris or the Media Relations Office (216-433-2901). OAI is located at 22800 Cedar Point Road, Cleveland.

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