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Rights activist to speak at NIC

From Staff Reports

A man Time magazine called one of the “Heroes of the Planet” will speak at 12:15 p.m. today at North Idaho College as part of a Human Rights Education Institute program.

Dune Lankard is a native Athabaskan Eyak of the Eagle Clan from Alaska’s Copper River Delta.

He was a commercial fisherman in Prince William Sound until March 24, 1989, when the Exxon Valdez crash spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the sound, according to a news release from the institute.

Lankard became an activist and helped found and promote organizations dedicated to protecting indigenous lands and human rights.

The presentation will be held in NIC’s Student Union Building.

There is no charge to attend.

For more information, go to www.hrei.org or call (208) 292-2359.

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