Candace Ducheneaux

Candace Ducheneaux, Hohwoju Lakota elder and long-time activist from the Cheyenne River homelands, is dedicated to preserving the Lakota way of life and the environmental integrity of our sacred mother earth. She has been at the frontlines in many grassroots battles for justice for the Lakota Oyate and against the destructive human forces threatening the existence of all humanity and the earth itself. As a mother of five and grandmother of 13, she is very concerned with the water needs of her people and the future generations. She has been working tirelessly to insure that the people of her reservation – as well as all Red Nations – will have safe water in a world in which pure water is becoming increasingly scarce.