* One Tribe One Nation One Fire Honoring Chief Theresa Spence, and the women who started the IdleNoMore Movement.



NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



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MISSION The, "Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water." The movement wants to "stop the government from passing more laws and legislation that will further erode treaty and indigenous rights and the rights of all Indigenous people globally." - We are in Solidarity with Canada, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to Idle No More, Protect our Lands and Water.



* One Tribe One Nation One Fire Honoring Chief Theresa Spence, and the women who started the IdleNoMore Movement.



NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



WE ARE NOT AN ORGANIZATION ... WE ARE GRASSROOTS TRIBAL INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER TO INITIATE #IDLENOMORE WISCONSIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH CANADA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. - WHEN DONATIONS ARE ASKED, THEY ARE FOR FUNDING OF PERMITS AT OUR MARCHES/EVENTS, SPACE RENTALS AND/OR GAS / TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM THOSE TO ATTEND FROM IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES.

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The Tar Sands Disaster @barackobama must do what’s best for America no #keystone #tarsands #idlenomore

The Tar Sands Disaster @barackobama must do what’s best for America no #keystone #tarsands #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

President Obama will be doing Canada a favor if he blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.

 

The most obvious reason is that tar sands production is one of the world’s most environmentally damaging activities. It wrecks vast areas of boreal forest through surface mining and subsurface production. It sucks up huge quantities of water from local rivers, turns it into toxic waste and dumps the contaminated water into tailing ponds that now cover nearly 70 square miles.

 

Also, bitumen is junk energy. A joule, or unit of energy, invested in extracting and processing bitumen returns only four to six joules in the form of crude oil. In contrast, conventional oil production in North America returns about 15 joules. Because almost all of the input energy in tar sands production comes from fossil fuels, the process generates significantly more carbon dioxide than conventional oil production.

 
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The Tar Sands Disaster ... "Mr. Obama must do what’s best for America. But stopping Keystone XL would be a major step toward stopping large-scale environmental destruction, the distortion of Canada’s economy and the erosion of its democracy."  
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Sylvia McAdam: Canada and a devastated indigenous land - #idlenomore #WATER #keystone #tarsands

Sylvia McAdam: Canada and a devastated indigenous land - #idlenomore #WATER #keystone #tarsands | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The recent passing of laws allowing exploitation of indigenous territories is causing irreparable damages to communities, communities who ask for respect for their sovereignty and their essencially life-giving natural resources.

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Important INM article on human rights violations against Indigenous peoples and ongoing environmental destruction. Please read and share!

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Canada aboriginal movement poses new threat to miners #IdleNoMore #nomine

Canada aboriginal movement poses new threat to miners #IdleNoMore #nomine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Idle No More, a grass-roots movement with little centralized leadership, swept across Canada late last year with the help social media. Protesters blocked roads and rail lines, and staged big rallies in the country's largest cities to press a sweeping human rights and economic development agenda.

Mining companies are also in the movement's sights as aboriginal bands seek to renegotiate old agreements and seize more control over mining developments, whether they are on lands designated as native reserves or not.

 

"We've existed in this territory for millennia. We don't have a land claim - it's beyond that, actually. Our rights exist throughout all of our territories," Arlen Dumas, chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, said about the northern Manitoba land where HudBay Minerals Inc, a Toronto-based mid-tier miner, is building its Lalor project.

 

Protesters cut off access to the gold-copper-zinc mine for several hours in early March, demanding talks with the company on an ownership stake in the C$794 million ($773.84 million) project, which has started limited production.

HudBay, which has mined in northern Manitoba for nearly 85 years, made it clear it prefers not to negotiate directly with the community, which is about 125 km (78 miles) away from Lalor and is one of many First Nations bands in the region.

 

Instead, the company isparticipating in an inter-governmental mining committee, which deals with such things as how benefits are split among parties.

 

"We're kind of in the crossfire of that," said HudBay Chief Executive David Garofalo. "At the end of the day it's important that those governments talk to each other and establish a revenue-sharing model that sustains both governments - both the Canadian governments and the First Nation governments."

 
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EXPOSE Koch Bros. funding $67Mil+ to groups to deny climate change - #tarsands #keystone #IdleNoMore Wis.

EXPOSE Koch Bros. funding $67Mil+ to groups to deny climate change - #tarsands #keystone #IdleNoMore Wis. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Learn more about the people that have played a role in the attack on the science of climate by checking out the new film, Greedy Lying Bastardsin theaters now: http://exposethebastards.com/

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Learn more about the people that have played a role in the attack on the science of climate by checking out the new film, Greedy Lying Bastardsin theaters now: http://exposethebastards.com/

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Harper’s government says “different context” explains mixed messages to First Nations and oil industry - environmental reforms

Harper’s government says “different context” explains mixed messages to First Nations and oil industry - environmental reforms | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

March 2, 2013 - OTTAWA-Environment Canada says a “very different context” for separate meetings led it to recommend giving First Nations little advance notice about the Harper government’s plans to overhaul Canada’s conservation laws.

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Question, who is part of the Great Lakes that binds us to Canada? Wis., Minn, and Michigan. -

 

OTTAWA-Environment Canada says a “very different context” for separate meetings led it to recommend giving First Nations little advance notice about the Harper government’s plans to overhaul Canada’s conservation laws.

A few days after the department recommended that Environment Minister Peter Kent tell Aboriginal leaders at a special January 2012 summit that news about the pending changes was “speculative,” it recommended that he and his parliamentary secretary, Calgary-area Tory MP Michelle Rempel, tell oil and pipeline stakeholders that their industry interests were “top of mind concerns” to be addressed with “very controversial” changes.

 

The briefing notes for Rempel also recommended that she ask oilsands company, CNRL, for its support in promoting the reforms to counter their controversial nature.

 

It took Environment Canada more than a week to explain its mixed messages about the changes, which have provoked a national protest movement that adopted the “Idle No More” slogan to defend the rights of Aboriginal Canadians.

 
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#IdleNoMore Solidarity Rally Minneapolis - #WATER #MNMINES

#IdleNoMore Solidarity Rally Minneapolis - #WATER #MNMINES | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Location: Canadian Consulate General, Minneapolis
Address: 704 4th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

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"We are calling on Twin Cities community members, organizations, elders, drums, eagle staffs, pipe carriers, whistlemen to join us in a rally to support the Idle No More Movement in Canada. Although a date is provided, time, date, and location will be announced. 

Note: Although I'm listed as host, I'm not the host. I'm simply trying to bring people together to show solidarity. This rally isn't about any particular group or organization. All of us are involved in diverse struggles and causes - ICWA, treaty rights, mining, entrepreneurship, patrolling the streets for our people, domestic violence to name a few. But our struggles are, in reality, one struggle. Many of us have relatives and clan relatives across the fictive "border." Their struggle is our struggle. We have many voices in our community. And we want those voices heard."

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Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat and International Indian Treaty Council File Urgent Action Request with U.N. #IdleNoMore

Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat and International Indian Treaty Council File Urgent Action Request with U.N. #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence and her band have appealed to the U.N. for help fighting Bills C-45 and C-38.
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International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination(ICERD). 

 “Indigenous Peoples, the Canadian government and the world will be paying close attention to the CERD’s consideration of a submission from the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the Mushkegowuk People of Attawapiskat First Nation in Canada filed last week under the CERD’s Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures,” IITC said in a statement, alleging that the bills—passed in June and December 2012—were put through without aboriginal consultation. The two bills, opponents claim, gut key environmental protections, in essence abrogating treaty rights. Bill C-45, by changing the way aboriginals can own land on reserves, also undermines treaties, opponents say. 
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These Pictures May Give You Nightmares About The Canada Oil Sands - #IdleNoMore @OLBLightBrigade

These Pictures May Give You Nightmares About The Canada Oil Sands - #IdleNoMore @OLBLightBrigade | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Like nothing on earth. Brought to you by Overpass Light Brigade

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Tar sands oil is a high carbon fuel strip-mined from beneath Canada’s Boreal forest. Fuel from tar sands represents an increasingly significant portion of the fuel used in cars in the United States. To extract oil from tar sands, companies must destroy fragile forest ecosystems and then use a very energy-intensive upgrading and refining process to turn that oil into transportation fuel. Tar sands mining and production harm the boreal forest’s fragile ecosystem, waste enormous amounts of water, and disrupt the lives of indigenous people in the area.

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Fasting and Idle No More A Spark Lit the Fire - Native News Network

Fasting and Idle No More A Spark Lit the Fire - Native News Network | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence embarked on her 44 day fast, which was really a spiritual journey, she demonstrated her courage to do this for her people and it awakened the spirit of nations. Many immediately began their own actions in support. An online event began on December 12 in support of Chief Theresa Spence. The goal was simple and it spiritual.

 

Non-natives have joined in the fight because much of the changes already in place and the many more to come will impact the entire Turtle Island and that is a cause for great concern. Our waterways are at a high risk for pollution now and with very little protection many communities will sink deeper into poverty. The ecosystem cannot survive if it not protected, life on our Mother Earth will become extinct.

 

So I applaud everyone who has decided to stand up and speak out. We cannot allow things to continue the way they have been, our future generations need us to remind our governments how important it is to protect environment, lives and the rights of the First Nations. The fire has been lit and it is up to us to keep it burning for the sake of all my relations.

 

- This article published in the Spring issue of Whisper n Thunder www.whispernthunder.org

- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whisper-n-Thunder-Fan-Page/145996572092902?fref=ts

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So I applaud everyone who has decided to stand up and speak out. We cannot allow things to continue the way they have been, our future generations need us to remind our governments how important it is to protect environment, lives and the rights of the First Nations. The fire has been lit and it is up to us to keep it burning for the sake of all my relations.

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Indigenous Peoples in Canada and US Unify Forces with Joint Signing Ceremony of The Save the Fraser Declaration and the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects in Ottawa,...

Indigenous Peoples in Canada and US Unify Forces with Joint Signing Ceremony of The Save the Fraser Declaration and the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects in Ottawa,... | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Indigenous Peoples in Canada and US Unify Forces with Joint Signing Ceremony of The Save the Fraser Declaration and the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Twitter / R_DesJarlait: Harper government considering allowing UN rapporteur on Indigenous issues to visit Canada

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Dangerous Times - hereditary Chief Beau Dick - #idlenomore wis. #nomines #tarsands #keystone #WATER

A Compassionate Plea to All Mankind" Hereditary Chief Beau Dick along with family members & supporters complete their long walk from Quatsino near Port Hardy, across Vancouver Island to the Victoria Parliament buildings. Beau Dick is seen here passionately speaking about the History of First Nations peoples & his concerns for the direction humanity is heading, destroying our environment and natures gifts in the pursuit of riches for the few at the expense of many, including generations to come. Beau reminds us all that we are living in dangerous times and what we are doing to planet earth will affect all humanity in an adverse manner. We must soon change our ways as there are things more important than money. A more compassionate message straight from the heart would indeed be hard to find. Thank You Beau / You make me proud to be a fellow species member ! Something in this world to-day I don't often say . KeepEmStraight / Sound FX in this video used under license from Video Co-Pilot

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A Compassionate Plea to All Mankind" Hereditary Chief Beau Dick along with family members & supporters complete their long walk from Quatsino near Port Hardy, across Vancouver Island to the Victoria Parliament buildings. Beau Dick is seen here passionately speaking about the History of First Nations peoples & his concerns for the direction humanity is heading, destroying our environment and natures gifts in the pursuit of riches for the few at the expense of many, including generations to come. Beau reminds us all that we are living in dangerous times and what we are doing to planet earth will affect all humanity in an adverse manner. We must soon change our ways as there are things more important than money. A more compassionate message straight from the heart would indeed be hard to find. Thank You Beau / You make me proud to be a fellow species member ! Something in this world to-day I don't often say . KeepEmStraight / Sound FX in this video used under license from Video Co-Pilot

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Harper is right: Foreign radicals are after the oil sands - #tarsands #IdleNoMore Wis. - is it old news?

Harper is right: Foreign radicals are after the oil sands - #tarsands #IdleNoMore Wis. - is it old news? | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

It's not just environmentalists using U.S. money for Canadian advocacy - Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have courageously chosen to expose and confront foreign interests that have surreptitiously been infiltrating the Canadian oil industry – and they don’t mean their Chinese Communist partners. They are apparently in possession of revelations about these extremists and criminals that, in the words of Senator Nicole Eaton, “would make your blood boil.”

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An accompanying graphic is called, even more scathingly, “Crimes and Misdeeds: Koch’s history of flouting rules covers more than two decades.” You can check out the full report here. The specifics will make your blood boil.

 

But the Kochs are equally at home in the Alberta oil patch, as has now been comprehensively brought to light by InsideClimate News, an America-based non-profit organization dedicated to a clean environment. But their very long, impressively documented report cannot for a moment be dismissed as the biased work of tree huggers. Titled “Koch Brothers’ Activism Protects their 50-year Stake in Canadian Heavy Oils,” it carefully details their “long and deep investments in the tar sands,” investments that have been “central to the company’s initial growth and subsequent diversification since 1959.” Researching every conceivable source to uncover the holdings of this once ultra-secret family, the story lists Koch Industries interests in Canada:

» The company is one of Canada's largest crude oil purchasers, shippers and exporters, with more than 130 crude oil customers.


» It is among the largest U.S. refiners of oil sands crude, responsible for about 25 percent of imports.

» It is one of the largest holders of mineral leases in Alberta, where most of Canada's tar sands deposits are located.

» It has its name attached to hundreds of well sites across Alberta tracked by Canadian regulators.

» It owns pipelines in Minnesota and Wisconsin that import western Canadian crude to U.S. refineries and also distribute finished products to customers.

» It owns and operates a 675,000 barrel oil terminal in Hardisty, Alberta, a major tar sands export hub.

»And this year it kicked off a 10,000 barrel-a-day mining project in Alberta that could be the seed of a much larger project.

 
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Our #WATER is Our Life - A dialogue and action weekend to look at the future of water for Aboriginal communities

LOCATION:  Thorsby, Alberta  DATE:  March 1, 2013 - March 3, 2013
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Waterlution believes we are at a critical junction to mobilize action to protect water, especially given the recent changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act on the federal level. Western Canada’s water is under stress from development, population growth and a changing climate. First Nation and rural communities in particular have a deep connection to their water and want innovative ideas to keep it clean and accessible. Let’s use our combined knowledge and the current momentum in support of Aboriginal people to further explore how to implement positive change by fostering opportunities for a healthy water relationship and economic opportunities.

Please note: we will provide transportation from Edmonton to the workshop (at Rundle's Mission). The schedule will be: 

 Friday, March 1, 2013: the transportation will depart from Edmonton at 4pm for Rundle's Mission.Sunday, March 3, 2013: the transportation will depart Rundle's Mission at 1:30pm for Edmonton. 

REGISTER NOW! 

http://www.waterlution.org/workshops/our-water-our-life

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Twitter / NCAI1944: In response to #IdleNoMore ...

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In response to #IdleNoMore q, tribal nations cross intl boundaries and we support our Canadian bros and sis and their efforts.#SOIN2013

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Without Keystone XL, oil sands face choke point - Hey, U.S. GOP we do not have the BUDGET FUND.

Without Keystone XL, oil sands face choke point - Hey, U.S. GOP we do not have the BUDGET FUND. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
If producers can’t get crude out of Alberta, backup would almost certainly lead to diminished profits
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"Amid the controversy engulfing TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which this week suffered another potential setback at the hands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an uncomfortable prospect is arising for Canada’s oil patch.'

 

If the $7-billion (U.S.) project is not built, the energy sector faces the prospect of being “landlocked in bitumen,” with no way to get mounting crude production to market. Without the massive new line, whose environmental impact has become the subject of heated debate in the U.S., existing pipelines could be constrained in as little as four years.

 
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