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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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* 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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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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Biden Comments Suggest He Opposes Keystone, Encouraging Critics - Hear that @BarackObama #IdleNoMore #NoKXL

Biden Comments Suggest He Opposes Keystone, Encouraging Critics - Hear that @BarackObama #IdleNoMore #NoKXL | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
A Sierra Club volunteer in South Carolina said Vice President Joe Biden appeared to indicate his opposition to TransCanada Corp.

 

Erich Pica, president of the Washington-based environmental group Friends of the Earth, said in a written statement, “Vice President Biden is to be commended for his blunt talk.”

Michael Brune, executive director of the San Francisco- based environmental group, also issued a statement and said that Biden’s comments were encouraging.

 

Critics say Keystone will exacerbate climate change by promoting development of the Alberta oil sands, which releases more greenhouse gases than other most production of more conventional crude oil.

Biden’s office referred to a March 2012 interview in which Biden said the decision “will be made in an environmentally sound basis” after a process is completed.

 

“The Vice President has made his views known on this issue and his views haven’t changed,” according to a statement from his office.

 

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Investigate the elimination of the Indian Heritage Program - #IdleNoMore @OLBLlightBrigade

Investigate the elimination of the Indian Heritage Program - #IdleNoMore @OLBLlightBrigade | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The Dismantling of the Indian Heritage Program

After nearly 40 years of operation, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced the closure of the Indian Heritage Middle College program, a.k.a. Indian Heritage, located at the Wilson-Pacific School, 1330 N. 90th Street, Seattle, WA.

 

Indian Heritage was started in 1974 as a result of the Indian Education Act of 1972 and with the efforts of many visionary Native community members. Under the leadership of Robert Eaglestaff, Indian Heritage was a vibrant, visible, robust alternative school serving over 130 Native youth. Indian Heritage was originally dedicated to support the unique academic and cultural needs of our urban Native learners. Their mission was to provide quality Native-focused curriculum, instruction, support services, and community engagement to urban Native learners.

 

By 1992, the success of Indian Heritage could not be denied. Not only did Indian Heritage graduate every student, but graduates also enrolled in post-secondary or vocational school. Plans were being made to expand the program from a 6-12 grade to a K-12. All this changed after the death of Robert Eaglestaff in 1996, and the school was never the same. Indian Heritage became Indian Heritage Middle College program in 2000.

Since then, systemic deterioration was underway at the hands of SPS district administrators, resulting in the complete dismantling of the Indian Heritage program. Last year district leadership made the abrupt announcement to eliminate the school and proceeded to reassign Native instructors and students to other sites, effectively cutting the thread binding Native students to the program. -- read and learn more

 
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