School: LCO Ojibwe Community College and University of Minnesota Morris
Area of Study: Renewable Energy
Aurora is Ojibwe from the Bad River Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, and recently worked as Executive Assistant for Honor the Earth in White Earth, Minnesota, a non-profit leader in the Native environmental movement. Aurora has organized, campaigned, and advocated for environmental and climate justice throughout Indian Country across the Midwest, including extensive outreach to tribal communities on renewable energy and environmental justice facilitating solar installation and youth education. Aurora is a volunteer firefighter and first responder for the Bad River Volunteer Fire Department. She hopes to work more extensively with Midwest Native communities to build a more sustainable future. In her own words Aurora writes, ”We are the caretakers of Mother Earth, it is from her which nourishes human life, we are her children and we must ensure her health in return for our own”.
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