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Contacts: David Schimke, editor in chief: 612-338-5040 ext. 325, dschimke@utne.com
Rachel Smith, public relations specialist: 785-274-4441, rsmith@ogdenpubs.com

Utne Reader Names Anchorage Native Dune Lankard a “Visionary”National Magazine Selects Environmental Activist Among 50 People who are Changing the World

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Oct. 14, 2009) - Utne Reader, the best of the alternative press, names Dune Lankard as a visionary who is making a difference in the world. He is among 50 people the magazine has named visionaries in its November-December issue, on newsstands Oct. 20. 

A native Eyak Athabaskan from Alaska, Lankard became an environmental activist after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He founded the Eyak Preservation Council and has become a powerful voice for environmental concerns in his community. 

“Each of the inventors, environmentalists, media activists and community organizers we chose to celebrate this year are fueled by an inexhaustible desire to serve the greater good. Labors of peace, love and justice are rarely celebrated these days, and given the many challenges facing our world, it was exciting to give readers 50 reasons to believe in a brighter future,” says David Schimke, Utne Reader’s editor in chief. 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: For interviews and other features about this year’s honorees, visit: Utne.com/Visionaries.

NOTE: For the complete article, cover image or photos of the visionaries, please contact Rachel Smith at 785-274-4441 or rsmith@ogdenpubs.com.

About Utne Reader
Since 1984, Utne Reader (www.Utne.com) has been the vanguard of the alternative press, celebrating independent news and views from across the political spectrum. With ideas, trends and solutions you won’t see in the mainstream media for months or even years, those who want to know what’s happening next, read Utne Reader first.

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