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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.



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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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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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Tribes: Feds have no choice but to stop mining in Penokees | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

Tribes: Feds have no choice but to stop mining in Penokees | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Tribal leaders in northern Wisconsin are requesting federal government intervention to stop mining activity in the Penokees. They’re doing that because they say the clock is running out to protect the ceded territory.

 

One factor is a Senate bill that could make 5½ square miles in mining areas off-limits to the public. Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins says this would kick tribal biologists off the area they’re obligated to protect.

“We’ve seen enough now to understand that state legislators are willing to pressure scientists, are willing to try and restrict access to publicly accessible places that are critical for the data and the objective data-gathering and analysis that are going to be necessary to paint a picture of this eco-system,” he said.

 

Six tribal leaders ask in the letter to President Obama to stop mining activities to protect the ceded territory. But Republican State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst, one of the sponsors of the “off-limits” bill, says this is not a place for the feds.

 

“Well, I sure hope the President doesn’t come in and usurp the state’s ability to manage its natural resources because that’s something the federal government has always delegated to the states,” Tiffany said.

But Wiggins says the difference is, this is state land in the ceded territory, so the U.S. government must act.

 

“In real time right now, we know what we need and we need intervention because of all of the efforts to obscure and cloud over GTac’s activities in the hydrology and the science of this site,” he said. “We expect from a trust responsibility perspective, we expect the federal government to be there for us and to honor those treaties.”

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::Tribal leaders in northern Wisconsin are requesting federal government intervention to stop mining activity in the Penokees. They’re doing that because they say the clock is running out to protect the ceded territory.:: #Ojibwe #NoPenokeeMine #TreatyRights #BadRiver #IdleNoMore

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7th Generation - In Memory of Walt Bresette -Red Cliff Chippewa -Defender of Ojibwe treaty rights #IdleNoMore

7th Generation - In Memory of Walt Bresette -Red Cliff Chippewa -Defender of Ojibwe treaty rights #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

In Remembrance

"Of Walt Bresette, Red Cliff Chippewa, who died February 21, 1999. Walt was an activist, politician, and author. He was most notable for work on environmental issues and Ojibwe treaty rights in Northern Wisconsin. He founded & co-founded several organizations including Witness for Nonviolence, the Midwest Treaty Network, and the Wisconsin Green Party." http://ow.ly/hVuFB

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In Remembrance

"Of Walt Bresette, Red Cliff Chippewa, who died February 21, 1999. Walt was an activist, politician, and author. He was most notable for work on environmental issues and Ojibwe treaty rights in Northern Wisconsin. He founded & co-founded several organizations including Witness for Nonviolence, the Midwest Treaty Network, and the Wisconsin Green Party." http://ow.ly/hVuFB

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STILL TODAY NEW ATTACKS McCain wants Navajo & Sioux Land for Nuclear Power - Arizona - #IdleNoMore to Protect our Lands, and Sacred Waters

McCain called the founding father of Indian gaming - Reality its Genocide McCain co-authored the 1988 National Indian Gaming Regulatory Act McCain was two-ti...
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#IdleNoMore to Protect our Lands, and Sacred Waters... Its a continued struggle! NOW, Senator McCain continues to strip away from Tribal Nations in Arizona (and Sioux Lands), who is in the Washington D.C., who will continue to effect the Tribal Nations across the Nation. Senator McCain has zero regard for Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights when it comes to drilling, Key Stone, Nuclear Plants, Coal Mines, and now, Copper and Uranium Mines (Land Swamp Bill) in the Canyons. Senator McCain and his colleagues have zero regard to Indigenous and Treaty Rights as Sovereign Nations. Stay tuned for the Broken Rainbow Documentary. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/iran-uranium-mine-senate-_n_2689999.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

 

HISTORY OF SENATOR McCAIN 

McCain called the founding father of Indian gaming - Reality its GenocideMcCain co-authored the 1988 National Indian Gaming Regulatory ActMcCain was two-time chairman of the Indian Affairs CommitteeResponsible for a handful of tribes to get 1/3 of America's billion gambling profitMcCain's amendment enabled a few people to be recognized as tribes and open casinosMcCain's Indian Casinos profited a handful of tribes. Foxwoods casino is a newly recognized tribe with a few hundred members who have 1/128th Indian blood have the largest Indian Casino.Meanwhile the Navajo and Sioux full bloods are shown as the poorest counties in America. Their casinos have become money pits. They may soon get foreclosed losing their land which was used as collateral.Navajo & Sioux have the largest reservations and suffered the most from McCain's bills & amendments.Navajo and Sioux land is rich in Uranium. McCain wants this land for his Nuclear power.McCain is senator of Arizona which is home to the Navajo.McCain Sponsored Navajo Removal & Genocide: S1003 S1973McCain will finally get Indian Land to "dig drill and destroy" for Nuclear Power.
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Doña Lea-Johnson's comment, February 20, 2013 10:36 AM
I was born at Tohatchi, New Mexico and raised at Leupp, Arizona. My skin is white but I am no sister to this fool McCain. He needs to be striped of all his power. As has always been in this country there is no thought or love for anything or anyone but the big business. I believe if we look this fool has his greedy hands in these plants so he can make even more money that he doesn't need. Put wind turbines and solar power harms no one. I shed many tears for the people who were my family there on that reservation. I am sorry for what these white fools do.
Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's comment, February 20, 2013 10:43 AM
=) So glad he did not win the 2008 Election.
Doña Lea-Johnson's comment, February 20, 2013 10:54 AM
Yes Sarah if he had won I can't imagine what horrors he would have done.
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Bad River Tribe Turns To Federal Government To Stop Mine - #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore 4 #WATERisLIFE #BadRiver

Bad River Tribe Turns To Federal Government To Stop Mine - #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore 4 #WATERisLIFE #BadRiver | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
By MIKE SIMONSON

The federal government is being asked to stop any more mining activity in the Penokee Hills, exploratory or otherwise. 

 

When a new iron ore mining bill passed the state legislature last winter, Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins figured his best bet to protect the watershed leading to his reservation and Lake Superior was through the federal government. He says the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have more integrity than the new state law.

“Bulk sampling is a joke and was actually a mining company construct that they got in the state law,” says Wiggins.

 

Wiggins says bulk sampling is the beginning of mining by Gogebic Taconite (GTAC), and he wants an environmental impact statement before GTAC does any digging or uses explosives in the Penokee Hills.

“We’re into the start of GTAC trying to get down into the earth, trying to get started on exploding, and we’re going to engage heavily at the federal level,” he says. “Let’s put a stop to this madness.”

 

Wiggins says Bad River will not sit by and watch the state go ahead while they believe federal regulations are bypassed. So they’re reaching out to federal agencies to step in. “There’s no silver bullet to protect ourselves. We have to utilize a myriad of different entities and resources.”

 

The Department of Natural Resources says although the new state law doesn’t require an environmental impact statement, the old state law didn’t either.

The state is holding its first of two required public hearings in the mining permit process in Hurley tomorrow. The meeting will be streamed live on WPR.org.


Enlarge imageCredit J. Chapiewsky (CC-BY-SA) / http://www.flickr.com/photos/24311566@N07/7245585946/The Penokee Hills.


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“We’re into the start of GTAC trying to get down into the earth, trying to get started on exploding, and we’re going to engage heavily at the federal level,” he says. “Let’s put a stop to this madness.” #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore #WATERisLIFE #BadRiver

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Beating the Drums Against Coal in Montana #IdleNoMore #coalmines #WATER

Beating the Drums Against Coal in Montana #IdleNoMore #coalmines #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) tried to mute public opposition to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, and members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation...
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"When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) tried to mute public opposition to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, and members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation called them on their tactics and made their voices heard.

The Otter Creek coal tracts, below, contain approximately 1.3 billion tons of coal that, once strip-mined and burned, would emit roughly 2.4 billion tons of climate-disrupting pollution into the atmosphere. Otter Creek Coal, a subsidiary of Arch Coal, has leased 616 million tons of that coal from the State of Montana."

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