* 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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She is the Water - A MUST read - Anishinaabekwe (Nibi) #IdleNoMore

She is the Water - A MUST read - Anishinaabekwe (Nibi) #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The water is healing.  The water is purification.  The water is Anishinaabekwe.  The waters of the Great Lakes are deep and ancient.  Stories are waiting to be told by the women, elders, youth and various Anishinaabe communities surrounding the Great Lakes.  Decolonization and matriarchy pave a path for visibility and voice in our communities.  All of our communities need to support Anishinaabekwe, as Keepers of the Water.

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Cecelia Rose LaPointe is the Director of Keepers of the Water.  She is also a published author, poet and writer.  Read more of her poetry and writing on her website –http://www.anishinaabekwe.com.

 
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"The water must be listened to.  The water must be heard. Anishinaabekwe listens.  Anishinaabekwe seeks and quietly creates the deep, meaningful and real.  The water is soothing.  The water is healing.  The water is wisdom." - Cecelia Rose LaPointe is the Director of Keepers of the Water

 
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Mining in a Changing Climate - Mining infrastructure is vulnerable to changes in climate and weather..

Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
OCCIAR specializes in communication of climate impacts and supports adaptation planning to a wide range of stakeholders throughout the province of Ontario.

 

Ontario has already experienced increases in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, changes in the distribution of precipitation and warmer temperatures.

As the climate continues to change, the province’s mining sector will need to recognize these changes, understand how the changes will impact them and develop adaptation strategies to minimize negative impacts to infrastructure and operations. Research on industry perspectives by Ford et al (2010) indicates that climate change is an emerging concern for the mining industry but limited action has been taken to plan for or adapt to
changing conditions.

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Coming to Wisconsin near you?

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Mining Bill Fractures Community - #IdleNoMore Wis. #WCMC #BadRiver #WATER #nomine

Mining Bill Fractures Community - #IdleNoMore Wis. #WCMC #BadRiver #WATER #nomine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

Authentic News, Locally Grown

March 3, 2013  By Maureen Matusewic [Maureen Matusewic grew up in Hurley, Wisconsin, and recently moved back there.] 

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A Letter from Hurley: "Tell your mothers and your daughters and your granddaughters what you are going to do tonight. Show them this picture of the ice spike and tell them she is a turdsicle. Tell them about the coal plant and the clean water and how the Indians up here are subhuman like my neighbors do. Then tell them you hope other areas will be dynamited and destroyed as well. Tell them you are with Alberta Darling and everything she says."
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Native News Update March 1, 2013 @NFICTVNEWS Senate passes #wimine over opposition - #BadRiver #WATER

This weekend's stories: U.S. House passes VAWA Act; Assembly of First Nations step up communication efforts; Wisconsin Senate passes mining bill over opposition from Tribes; WI Governor demands consensus from Tribes for off-reservation casinos; "Searching for Sugar Man" wins Oscar.

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This weekend's stories: U.S. House passes VAWA Act; Assembly of First Nations step up communication efforts; Wisconsin Senate passes mining bill over opposition from Tribes; WI Governor demands consensus from Tribes for off-reservation casinos; "Searching for Sugar Man" wins Oscar.

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Superior Days Continues in Madison to Lobby pro-mining despite the community opposition. #IdleNoMore #wimine #BadRiver #WATER

Superior Days Continues in Madison to Lobby pro-mining despite the community opposition. #IdleNoMore #wimine #BadRiver #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- More than 200 representatives from Northwestern Wisconsin are pushing lawmakers in Madison to rethink the issues affecting the region.
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MINING KOOL AID! Despite the community's opposition; Republicans who are pro-mining taking over Superior Days? 

 

Online Petition.

Target: Doug Finn, Co-Chair & Bruce Hagen, Co-Chair
Sponsored by: Kelly Westlund


For over 25 years, the Superior Days lobbying effort has helped citizens of northwest Wisconsin connect to legislators in Madison. In the past, this has been a grassroots, non-partisan effort. Then we got "the mining bill."

 

The rules for choosing lobby issues require a "community-wide consensus" but in 2013, Superior Days leaders have opted to ignore the will of the people they supposedly represent in order to push an unpopular lobby issue in favor of mining legislation.

 

The citizens have spoken loud and clear: we will not tolerate bad legislation that jeopardizes our access to clean water, our rights as citizens, or our way of life. Superior Days should drop the mining issue because it clearly does not represent the will of the citizens of Northwest Wisconsin.

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/241/200/669/urge-superior-days-to-remove-the-mining-lobby-issue/

 

"At a recent listening session held in Ashland, 240 people registered against the mining bill, with only 25 in favor." - Rebecca Kemble, Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative 

  
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Nothing is Sacred Anymore : Why AZ's Oak Flat Deserves Continued Protection From Copper Mining #IdleNoMore

Feb. 2013 update: U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) submitted a new land exchange bill to attempt to privatize Oak Flat, AZ for Resolution Copper. She has joi...
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Earlier this week Senators McCain and Flake, along with Representatives Gosar and Kirkpatrick, introduced the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (HR 687). The bill’s purpose is to facilitate a copper mine in federally protected lands east of Superior, Arizona. This bill, similar to the version in the 112th Congress, has been debated for years. The sticking point boils down to whether international mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton should dig for copper destroying areas sacred to the Apache Tribe and enjoyed by campers, climbers, and other recreationalists.

 

http://www.earthworksaction.org/earthblog/detail/az_legislators_seek_to_give_sacred_apache_land_to_international_mining_comp#.USTOaKtoSTT

 
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#BadRiver Chippewa could have say in Gogebic iron ore mine - #IdleNoMore #WATER #wimines - NO MEANS NO

#BadRiver Chippewa could have say in Gogebic iron ore mine - #IdleNoMore #WATER #wimines - NO MEANS NO | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The future of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin could be influenced by a tribe that opposes the project and has received authority from the federal government to regulate water pollution beyond the reservation.

 

Nationally, Monette said that tribes are flexing their muscles.

 

The most notable case: In Albuquerque, N.M., the Isleta Pueblo forced the city to upgrade its sewage treatment system beyond federally required standards after the tribe's limits were backed by a favorable federal appeals court ruling in 1996. The tribe live 6 miles downstream from Albuquerque's wastewater outfall.

 

The Bad River Chippewa will vigorously exert its water pollution authority, according to chairman Mike Wiggins Jr.

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NO MEANS NO, NO MINE. - State Wisconsin Legislation, needs to honor the treaties, and soverignty rights. This is a human rights issue, and it affects all Wisconsinites. - This is just not an Indian issues anymore, its all our issue - We have the right to clean air, and clean water to live a life of quality, to sustain life and pursuit of happiness.

 

"The wetlands of the Bad River comprise 40% of all coastal wetlands of Lake Superior, according to documents filed by the tribe in their application for water authority."

 

"The 16,000-acre Kakagon and Bad River sloughs, home to the largest natural wild rice bed on the Great Lakes, were recognized last year as internationally important by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a global environmental treaty."

 

""Our ability to regulate water is paramount - it's unbelievably critical," Wiggins said. "It cuts directly to the trust responsibility of the United States government with our treaties and to our ancestral connections."

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NO MEANS NO - NO to Open Pit Mining Bill in the Penokee Hills - Call Sen. Rob Cowles #IdleNoMore #WATER #BadRiver

Ad Script: Senator Rob Cowles, you have always recognized the value of protecting Wisconsin's land and water. But the mining bill you are considering would a...
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ACTION! LET'S GET TO WORK.

Call Senator Rob Cowles at 608-266-0484 and tell him to oppose the Open Pit Mining Bill. Video AD by Wisconsin’s Rivers.


Senator Rob Cowles, you have always recognized the value of protecting Wisconsin's land and water. But the mining bill you are considering would allow the world's largest open pit taconite mine to be built near Lake Superior.

Senator Cowles, you know this is a bad bill designed to benefit one company. The people of Wisconsin and future generations need you to do the right thing for our land and water.

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Mining in Wisconsin: 'Everybody wants a decent living' : Wsj - #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER #wimine

Mining in Wisconsin: 'Everybody wants a decent living' : Wsj - #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER #wimine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
MELLEN — For many in this small city, the $1.5-billion iron ore mine proposed in Ashland and Iron counties by Gogebic Taconite — and the 700 jobs the company promises over the operation's 35-year first phase — offer a tantalizing way out of a long...
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Balanced journalism here ...? If you go to the labor of statistics, you will find that ONLY engineers make anything remotely close to $60,000 a year, not laborers or miners, Engineers and Safety Engineers make that kind of money. Are there such engineers skilled and trained in Hurley or Mellen for example that are unemployed? Highly doubt that. Its greenwash kool-aid spreading false hopes, which is CRUEL.

 

"We hear the jobs, jobs, jobs mantra," said Mike Wiggins, Jr., chairman of the Tribal Council of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, whose reservation is just downriver of the proposed mine. "But jobs are just a small sliver of all that should be considered here."

Wiggins said those jobs and any economic boost have to be balanced against potential environmental damage, such as mercury pollution of fish and degradation of the Bad River, which nourishes the tribe's rice beds and which originates in the Penokee Hills just south of the proposed mine site. The band opposes construction of the mine.


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Echoes of the Earth in Times of Climate Change #IdleNoMore #WATER #BadRiver #nomines

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What we do today, effects our generations tomorrow. We must act, and engage to protect our mother (she is past the point of being sick), and sacred water.

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Thanks for loving (Clean) Wisconsin

Thank you for loving this great state and supporting Clean Wisconsin.
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Note from Clean Wisconsin, "Happy Valentine's Day from Clean Wisconsin! We love that you're here with us and have a video valentine for you."

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#IdleNoMore Wisconsin - New Launch of Page - Join Us

#IdleNoMore Wisconsin - New Launch of Page - Join Us | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

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.

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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 in Solidarity with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.

 

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

* 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. 

* 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.

 

* Stop the ma'iingan (Wolf) Hunt - Wolf Hunt Desecrates Anishinaabe Creation  

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Sylvia McAdam: Canada and a devastated indigenous land | ThePrisma.co.uk | #IdleNoMore #BadRiver

Sylvia McAdam: Canada and a devastated indigenous land | ThePrisma.co.uk | #IdleNoMore #BadRiver | 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 [...]
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Are these actions involving non-indigenous people?

Yes, ‘Idle No More’ is a combination of non-indigenous and indigenous people. The protection of water concerns all of us. In fact, one of our four founders is a white woman.

 

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Our resistance is a creative resistance; our elders and our children are attending the actions to witness our peaceful resistance to protect our lands and our waters." "We inform them about it and, in fact, ‘Idle no more’ has been invited to speak in the UN concerning these matters. The World needs to know that Canada is violating the Human Rights of its indigenous people."

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Defending Clean Water in the Penokees - Part 1 (5m:45s) - Indian Country News - #idlenomore #nomine #wimine #WATER

Defending Clean Water in the Penokees - Part 1 (5m:45s) - Indian Country News - #idlenomore #nomine #wimine #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

During 2012 and 2013 the Bad River Ojibwe Band, along with all of Wisconsin's tribes, northern Wisconsin citizens, mayors and county board members attempted to defeat and impact a proposed Open Pit Mining Bill that allow for filling of wetlands, degradation of water and air quality, and potential impacts on river and streams just south of the Bad River Reservation, all which flow in the Bad River that flows thru the reservation.


 This video, Part 1 and many more to be made, highlight events, speakers, and statements by those who have contributed their voices to the discussion and warnings by those willing to protect clean water, clean air and treaty resources. There will never be a mine in the Penokees! - IndianCountryTV.com

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During 2012 and 2013 the Bad River Ojibwe Band, along with all of Wisconsin's tribes, northern Wisconsin citizens, mayors and county board members attempted to defeat and impact a proposed Open Pit Mining Bill that allow for filling of wetlands, degradation of water and air quality, and potential impacts on river and streams just south of the Bad River Reservation, all which flow in the Bad River that flows thru the reservation.


 This video, Part 1 and many more to be made, highlight events, speakers, and statements by those who have contributed their voices to the discussion and warnings by those willing to protect clean water, clean air and treaty resources. There will never be a mine in the Penokees! - IndianCountryTV.com

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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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RT Red Lake Nation Tribal Members Blockade Enbridge Pipelines: http://youtu.be/IAhOoG3MXt4 #IdleNoMore

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"Absolutely" Fitz Has Votes to Pass #wimine Bill #nomine #BadRiver #IdleNoMore

February 20, 2013 - After Governor Walker's budget address, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Republican caucus "absolutely" has enough votes ...
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So Fitzgerald speaks for his collegues? Is he 100% certain that he has all the votes to pass the atrocious mining bill that relieves environmental standards and allows pollution to the air, lands, and water? We shall see ... there are actual human beings that have a heart as a human being that are second guessing things? You never know.

 

"February 20, 2013 - After Governor Walker's budget address, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Republican caucus "absolutely" has enough votes to pass the mining bill and that it is scheduled for a vote in the Senate on Wednesday, February 27, 2013." - WCMCTV

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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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EARTHWORKS | AZ Legislators Seek to Give Sacred Apache Land to Mining Companies #IdleNoMore

EARTHWORKS | AZ Legislators Seek to Give Sacred Apache Land to Mining Companies #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Earlier this week Senators McCain and Flake, along with Representatives Gosar and Kirkpatrick, introduced the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (HR 687). The bill’s purpose is to facilitate a copper mine in federally protected lands east of Superior, Arizona. This bill, similar to the version in the 112th Congress, has been debated for years. The sticking point boils down to whether international mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton should dig for copper destroying areas sacred to the Apache Tribe and enjoyed by campers, climbers, and other recreationalists.

 
Via Robert DesJarlait
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Here we go again, crazy McCain and his partisan party ... more crazy politicians coming out of the works who have no regard to Treaty Rights, and no longer know what sacred means. McCain is well aware of the tribal nations, and what he has done to the nations in AZ with his decisions, but continues to decimate the tribal nations in AZ - All these crazy politicians know is the green; thank goodness McCain did not become President.

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NO MINES “OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE” @OLBLightBrigade #IdleNoMore #WATER #wimines #BadRiver

Overpass Light Brigade // Idle No More // No Mines Music by Mobygratis.com
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02.16.13

“After last night's Idle No More Mid-Winter Social at the Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Overpass Light Brigade with IdleNoMore Wisconsin went back to the hotel, which was nestled nicely in the Northern Pines to stage one final message. Director of Stumptown Films, Dusan, set up his time-lapse rig to capture this beautiful scene around 1:00 in the morning in (-)20 wind chill temperatures.” - “OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE” -

 

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Proposed Minnesota copper mine reports progress on environmental issues | Duluth News Tribune | #IdleNoMore #protectmanoomin

Proposed Minnesota copper mine reports progress on environmental issues | Duluth News Tribune | #IdleNoMore #protectmanoomin | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Company officials say the latest advancements include:

 

Reductions in sulfur dioxide, mercury and greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide at the processing plant at the former LTV Taconite facility.

 

Groundwater and surface seepage at the mine will be captured using an in-ground containment system.

 

All water discharged from the project will be treated using reverse osmosis. The company in October announced it had successfully tested a large scale reverse osmosis system to reduce sulfate in water that leaves their operations and before it goes into the environment. The company said the treatment system will reduce sulfate levels to comply with the state’s existing sulfate standard for wild rice, currently 10 parts per million.

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Minnesota is NO A MODEL MINING STATE!

From an associate, and Robert DesJarlait: "Two effective messages for us are (1) the site will be polluted for thousands of years and (2) it will need treatment and maintenance for the entire time. Now Polymet is saying they need a very expensive form of water treatment. Is the state of Minnesota ready to permit a site that will be polluted for thousands of years? Are we ready to take on the risk that Minnesota taxpayers will be left to pay for it?"

 

Polymet's EIS states water treatment will be required for 2000 years. Bob Tammen has pointed out that the process of Reverse Osmosis (RO) captures sulfates and other toxins in solid or liquidized form - solid form can be buried or liquid form can be injected back into the earth. Either method does not solve the problem of the waste, since the waste will decompose in the ground and leach into groundwaters. Also note that the RO process that Polymet has tested with is a small scale model. The water treatment plant required for their mine will have to be huge. In the words of one person: "It will have to be Cadillac facility."

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How Good Are Claims About Metal Mining Jobs? « Kathleen Vinehout #nomine #wimine #WATER

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Kathleen Vinehout, "As I read the report, I could hear my high school mathematics teacher telling me, “Show me how you got the results.” The problem was the details needed to check the results were missing."

 

Well, that was my thought too when I read EIS back in 2011, and based upon the changes of our economy and industry trends related to metal minerals, would you not think we would need an updated EIS that is concrete and detailed based upon these fantasties of mining jobs creation? Based upon advanced technology supposedly in new mining, how many human operators would that entail to mine. I see many mining companies laying off as to the use of the machines; and less need for human employees.

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Ironwood: The Rocks of the Penokee Range | wisconsinacademy.org #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER #wimine

Ironwood: The Rocks of the Penokee Range | wisconsinacademy.org #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER #wimine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

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Tom Fitz earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in geology with specialties in bedrock geology and earth history. Tom has been teaching at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, for twelve years, and he enjoys taking students into the field to explore rocks in the Lake Superior Region and in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming. His passion is reading rocks and sharing their stories.

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Comprehensive research and scientific study - this is concrete evidence, and the facts behind the proposed GTac mine in the Penokee Hills. 

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#IdleNoMore Stop the Mines!

On the day that thousands showed up to the Capitol in Madison to publicly testify against disastrous mining legislation being considered by the Wisconsin Legislature,…
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#BadRiver Band emerges as strong opponent in mining battle #wimine #IdleNoMore @

#BadRiver Band emerges as strong opponent in mining battle #wimine #IdleNoMore @ | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians has emerged as a strong opponent against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Republican lawmakers who want to...
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Sacred: adj. worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect.

Mike Wiggins Jr. speaks on his experience of living near to Lake Superior and the potential effect of iron mining. OLB followed with a message for those gathered to reflect on: SACRED WATER.


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