* 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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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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Water is Life #6 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (5:42) - Indian Country News #NoPenokeeMine #idlenomore

Water is Life #6 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (5:42) - Indian Country News #NoPenokeeMine #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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David Zepczyk owns and operates Four Corners Food and Spirits in Mason, Wisconsin is testifying against the legislation that would create a path for the worlds largest open pit mine (22 miles long) in northern Wisconsin. David testified about how citizens were told to trust the legislators, and mining companies when he believe local communities should be working on sustainability. David contracted an environmental disease of some kind, along with other neighbors living in the Penokees that are dying from cancers of many kind.

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WATCH THIS, and SHARE :: "We are stuarts of the Land ... " -- "David Zepczyk owns and operates Four Corners Food and Spirits in Mason, Wisconsin is testifying against the legislation that would create a path for the worlds largest open pit mine (22 miles long) in northern Wisconsin. David testified about how citizens were told to trust the legislators, and mining companies when he believe local communities should be working on sustainability. David contracted an environmental disease of some kind, along with other neighbors living in the Penokees that are dying from cancers of many kind."

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Mining bill author admits it will cause environmental harm : adverse effects presumed necessary.

Mining bill author admits it will cause environmental harm : adverse effects presumed necessary. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

But Sen. Tom Tiffany says wording changes in the legislation were designed to protect the state from a legal challenge. - “We are simply being honest,” Tiffany says. “There will be some impacts but they will be limited. Changing the word 'unnecessary' to 'necessary' lets the judge know it was the Legislature’s intent that there will be some adverse impacts."

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“The bill reflects the reality of mining. There are going to be some impacts to the environment above the iron ore body,” said Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst. “If the law is challenged and ends up in court, the judge needs to know it was the Legislature’s intent to allow adverse (environmental) impacts. That way, a judge can’t find fault if the environment is impacted.”

Tiffany made the admission after being asked Thursday in an interview with the Cap Times how Republicans could continue to claim the mining bill doesn't risk environmental harm when:

It specifically changes the wording of existing state permitting law from “significant adverse affects (to wetlands) are presumed to be unnecessary” to “significant adverse affects are presumed to be necessary.”Bill Williams, present of Gogebic Taconite, which is proposing a massive iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties, said in a recent Wisconsin State Journal article that as much as 30 to 40 percent of the 3,300 acres it is leasing could be covered by waste piles if it builds a $1.2 billion open-pit iron ore mine.The land above the rich vein of iron ore contains hundreds of acres of wetlands, numerous pristine trout streams and several small tributaries that feed into the Bad River. The Bad River wends its way to Lake Superior through the Bad River Indian Reservation, which includes culturally and economically significant rice beds.

“We are simply being honest,” Tiffany says. “There will be some impacts but they will be limited. Changing the word 'unnecessary' to 'necessary' lets the judge know it was the Legislature’s intent that there will be some adverse impacts.”

In a legal context, the wording change proves lawmakers knowingly passed a bill that they accepted would cause some harm to the environment, Tiffany adds, making it more difficult for a lawsuit to be successful on the grounds that a mining permit caused harm to the environment.


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Mining companies generally only work in the best interest of the shareholder, when will people wake up?

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No Amount of Uranium Is Safe - ICTMN.com

No Amount of Uranium Is Safe - ICTMN.com | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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No Amount of Uranium Is Safe.

There is a situation brewing in western South Dakota that has quite a few people concerned about the safety of soldiers in the South Dakota Army National Guard. It’s not that they will be going overseas to fight. Rather, it is that they are in danger right here at home, and the powers that be do not seem to care.

The South Dakota National Guard plans on going into the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands between Highway 44 and Highway 40 in an area that contains naturally occurring uranium. No, this uranium is not deep in the ground, but at or very near the surface and the radiation levels are high.

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DNR Enforcement Powers Diminished in #wimine - #IdleNoMore #nomine #lakesuperior #BadRiver #WATER

February 25, 2013 - Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) tries to restore the DNR's authority to issue stop orders in the event that mining operations threaten public ...Video/Reporting by Rebecca Kemble - Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

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February 25, 2013 - Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) tries to restore the DNR's authority to issue stop orders in the event that mining operations threaten public ...Video/Reporting by Rebecca Kemble - Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

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Local view: Science and facts show a need for tight regulation of taconite mining - #IdleNoMore #WATER

Local view: Science and facts show a need for tight regulation of taconite mining - #IdleNoMore #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Local view: Science and facts show a need for tight regulation of taconite mining

How is it possible that the Wisconsin legislature is ready to pass legislation to create fast-tracked, less-protective ferrous (iron) mining laws for what promises be the largest open-pit iron mine in the world with no scientific evidence to justify treating iron mining differently than other metallic mining?

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Good question : "How is it possible that the Wisconsin legislature is ready to pass legislation to create fast-tracked, less-protective ferrous (iron) mining laws for what promises be the largest open-pit iron mine in the world with no scientific evidence to justify treating iron mining differently than other metallic mining?"

 

Al Gedicks of La Crosse, Wis., is executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and the author of “Resource Rebels: Native Challenges to Mining and Oil Corporations.” Dave Blouin of Madison is the Mining Committee chairman for the Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter of Wisconsin and is co-founder of the Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin.

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100-HAND DRUM IDLE NO MORE ROUND DANCE at the LCO Mid-Winter Social Dance - #idlenomore | Facebook

100-HAND DRUM IDLE NO MORE ROUND DANCE at the LCO Mid-Winter Social Dance - #idlenomore | Facebook | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

IndianCountryTV.com Presents the Annual Lac Courte Oreilles *Mid-Winter Social Dance*

Honoring the "Idle No More," Movement
* Protect Our Clean Water
* Protect Our Clean Air
* Protect Clean Treaty Resources and Obligations
* Support Passage of the VAWA

Tentative Agenda - 
Noon: Crafts and Tables Welcome
3:30 - 5:30 PM Educational /Legislative Workshop Panel Presentation
* Ojibwe Prophecies - Edward Benton Banai

SAVING the PENOKEE MOUNTAIN RANGE
* Mining & Clean jobs - Mike Wiggins, Bad River Tribal Chair
* Mining in our Community - Jessica Koski, Keweenaw Bay
* Mining: Coal River Mountain Watch - Robert Kincaid

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
* Murdered and Missing - Denise Pictou Maloney, Miq'mac
* Violence Against Women Act Update: CJ Doxtator, Oneida
* Legislative and DIRECT ACTION Needs - Paul DeMain, Oneida/Ojibwe

6:00 - 8:00 PM SOCIAL DANCE
8:00 - 9:30 PM 100 Hand Drum INM Honoring Round Dance

Sponsored by, IndianCountryTV.com and The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe

Open for Craft Vendors and Information Booth Set-Up at Noon (no fees please offer donation for raffle)

TO BE BROADCAST LIVE AT INDIANCOUNTRYTV.COM and WOJB RADIO

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Let's Idle No More to Protect our Lands, and Water ... Idle No More for the Bad River, Red Cliff, LCO, LDF, and all Wisconsin Tribes - STOP THE MINES! HONOR THE TREATIES!

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