* 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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#IdleNoMore Wisconsin Sovereign Nations! for Mashkiziibii (Bad River Tribe) PROTECT & SERVE MOTHER EARTH -CLEAN LAND+AIR+WATER = LIFE



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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Groups in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Collectively Shining Against Wolf Hunting and Trapping | Occupy Riverwest

Groups in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Collectively Shining Against Wolf Hunting and Trapping | Occupy Riverwest | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Stop the #WolfHunt ... Protect Our Ma'iingan. The Overpass Light Brigade sends a clear message in solidarity!!  The Light Brigade Network has been busy shining against the violation of indigenous rights in Idle No More Michigan,Northwoods Revolution: Minnesota Ogichidaag Light Brigade, IdleNoMore Wisconsin and Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf with our newest #lightbrigade groups.

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Stop the #WolfHunt ... Protect Our Ma'iingan. The Overpass Light Brigade sends a clear message in solidarity!!  The Light Brigade Network has been busy shining against the violation of indigenous rights in Idle No More Michigan,Northwoods Revolution: Minnesota Ogichidaag Light Brigade, IdleNoMore Wisconsin and Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf with our newest #lightbrigade groups.

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G-Tac Bulk Sampling Tyler Forks #Penokee Hills - Trees already marked. #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore #BadRiver

G-Tac Bulk Sampling Tyler Forks Penokee Hills Michael Matusewic

See the streams that are within steps of the bulk sampling mining site that flows toTyler Forks near Upson, Wisconsin. Tyler Forks flows into the Bad River Watershed, which flows into Lake Superior. Poisons from a taconite mine at this site will end up poisoning Lake Superior. Video taken September 17, 2013. It is wetter here most of the year due to snow, snow melts, and Spring rains.

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The Trees have been marked in blue already when the permit has NOT been issued yet. Makes you wonder, aye. - #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #LCOHEC - "...See the streams that are within steps of the bulk sampling mining site that flows toTyler Forks near Upson, Wisconsin. Tyler Forks flows into the Bad River Watershed, which flows into Lake Superior. Poisons from a taconite mine at this site will end up poisoning Lake Superior. Video taken September 17, 2013. It is wetter here most of the year due to snow, snow melts, and Spring rains..."

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Daily Kos: Water Is Life: Especially If You Walk The Walk - #IdleNoMore for the #WATER

Daily Kos: Water Is Life: Especially If You Walk The Walk - #IdleNoMore for the #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

As the Water Walkers spoke in hushed tones around the sacred fire, our Letter to Water was reflected in the lake before us. Across the lagoon were the gathering tribes, watching our messages, while hearing the water song. WATER, WE LOVE YOU. WE RESPECT YOU. WE THANK YOU.


Grandmother Josephine Mandamin with the Holders of the Light at Indian Summer Festival.


She has spent years walking thousands of miles around the Great Lakes bringing awareness to challenges facing these waters.

An overview of the journey:
http://www.samaqan.ca/water-journey-trailer/

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Grandmother Josephine Mandamin with the Holders of the Light at Indian Summer Festival.

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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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Hunting Deer | The Ways | The Anishinaabe Way #OjibweTreaties #Ojibwe #IdleNoMore

Hunting Deer | The Ways | The Anishinaabe Way #OjibweTreaties #Ojibwe #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

In Hunting Deer

Greg “Biskakone” Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation established by the Treaty of 1854 is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” 

 

Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors.  He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants.  He enjoys trapping and snaring as well as hunting with a gun. Greg is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others. Whether he is taking a group of students spearing for the first time or showing community members how to make buckskin moccasins, he shares his knowledge in the hope of keeping a vibrant traditional way of life relevant today.  Greg’s favorite students are his two children, Wasanodae and Koen. Greg taught his daughter how to skin a deer when she was four and his son to make moccasins at age five. Together, the kids tracked their first deer before they turned six.

 

Greg follows traditional practices when hunting and uses nearly all parts of the deer for food, clothing, and tools.  Providing deer meat to elders in and for ceremonies is a priority for Greg.  He is often called upon to provide the deer meat or wild rice for community feasts and funerals. Despite their legal standing, hunting rights of tribal members are constantly under scrutiny. Greg feels it is his duty to use his treaty rights so no one can argue that the rights aren’t necessary or relevant today.

 

These rights originated during the treaty era, when a burgeoning population of Americans moving west set their sites on the vast resources of Ojibwe (Chippewa) territory. The Ojibwe ceded millions of acres of land in exchange for cash, goods, and services. But the inherent right to survive via hunting, fishing and gathering on those ceded territories was retained by the tribe in the treaties of 1836 and 1842, commonly known as the “Pine” and “Mineral” treaties respectively.  

In 1848, Wisconsin became a state, and the Ojibwe found themselves subject to a number of state and federal policies. Most notable were state policies that limited their right to hunt, fish and gather. Conservation laws enacted in Wisconsin failed to recognize the treaties and the reserved resource rights of the Ojibwe. When they exercised these rights by hunting or fishing in the ceded territories, Ojibwe people were subject to search, seizure, jail, and fines imposed by the state.

A lawsuit was filed in 1974 requesting that the State of Wisconsin cease enforcing state laws against tribal members who were exercising legal treaty rights, and the Ojibwe eventually regained these rights in 1991. As off-reservation harvests began, a controversial period in Wisconsin history also started. Protesters attempted to intimidate Ojibwe people and stop them from hunting or fishing in the ceded lands. It took the rulings of a federal judge to make exercising their treaty rights safer for Ojibwe people.

Today deer hunting season in the ceded territory lasts for four months and is regulated by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC). When Greg hunts on the Lac du Flambeau reservation, hunting is regulated by the tribe. The reservation hunt is modeled after the old way of hunting. Traditionally, the first sign of fireflies is when the Lac du Flambeau people began their hunt for deer. It ends when the weather gets very cold.

 

In addition to constantly striving to live a traditional life, Greg works with students at the local public school teaching Waaswaaganing culture and language. His life goal is to preserve and enhance Ojibwe culture to ensure that it is enjoyed for generations to come.

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"In Hunting Deer" -- Greg “Biskakone” Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation established by the Treaty of 1854 is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” -- The Anishinaabe Way #OjibweTreaties #Ojibwe #IdleNoMore

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A guy is teaching traditions to people about hunting animals. For example, he is teaching kids how to make moccasin boots and showing them to follow traditions and harvest animals correctly. He taught his son to make moccasins at age 5.He taught his daughter to skin a deer at age 4.They tracked a deer by age six. He likes to teach people the traditions of hunting an animal. He thinks that tradition is important so he wants to teach it.

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'River Walkers' To Trek Entire Length Of Mississippi - #idlenomore for the #WATER

'River Walkers' To Trek Entire Length Of Mississippi - #idlenomore for the #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
A group of mostly Ojibwe women are walking the entire length of the Mississippi River, praying for its health and drawing attention to the polluted water.
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Red Lake Direct Action to Stop Illegal Enbridge #noPipeline #notarsands #idlenomore

Enbridge Energy LP has been trespassing on Red Lake Nations land in Minnesota by operating multiple pipelines without an easement. Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan, a group of grassroots Red Lake tribal members and allies, demand that the flow of oil through these pipelines be stopped. Enbridge Energy LP purchased these oil pipelines from Lakehead Pipeline, who originally built these pipelines in 1949 on Red Lake land without obtaining the permission of the Red Lake sovereign nation. Enbridge Energy LP still does not have permission to have these pipelines on an eight acre piece of Red Lake land just southeast of Leonard, Minnesota.

Today Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan have occupied the land directly over these pipelines on Red Lake land. They demand that these pipelines be shut down immediately. "The goal is to stand in solidarity not only with our First Nation brothers and sisters in Canada but also to protect our Mother Earth and all of our children and future generations on this earth," says Tito Ybarra, a member of Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan and an enrolled member of the Red Lake band of Ojibwe.

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NO TRESSPASSING ... Aho! Red Lake Chippewa Band of the Anishinaabe people. 

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Citizens of Wisconsin Defending their Water and Land Against the Worlds Largest Mine - #IdleNoMore #WATER #BadRiver

United In Defense of the Water is a global movement of worldwide change. Every single person needs to stand up to protect YOUR water. This one water drop rep...
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United In Defense of the Water is a global movement of worldwide change. Every single person needs to stand up to protect YOUR water. This one water drop represents the millions of "Drops" that we will each become as part of a tsnunami of global change to protect the water and natural resources of the world. 


Overpass Light Brigade,Solidarity Sing A Long,#1000drums, Several tribes from acorss Wisconsin including the Bad Rover Tribe and special guests
Gretchen Morris and the girls - bringing the Hoop Dancing to dance, and talk in presentation about our animals, and what is at stake for us. Why we must protect our animals that connects and binds us all. Our animals are sacred to Anishinaabekwe's, and that mine will destroy them. Protect all life that connects and binds us all in ONE tribe, ONE nation, and ONE fire.


#wismine #badriver #waterislife #idlenomore #savesuperior #greatlakes #fracsandboom #WATER
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Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FracingInWis... and @ Twitter:https://twitter.com/FracSandBoom

  

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Report: WI mining bill would slash money for environment

Report: WI mining bill would slash money for environment | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
New numbers show the controversial mining bill would mean taking away tens of millions of dollars that would otherwise be used for recycling and environmental protection.
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WAKE UP! - "The bill would reduce those fees to about 3 cents per ton. The report says the move means Gogebic Taconite wouldn't have to pay the state about $171 million annually it would otherwise owe."

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Two Ojibwe Women - Fundraiser for Women Walking Length of Mississippi River - #IdleNoMore

Two Ojibwe Women - Fundraiser for Women Walking Length of Mississippi River - #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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"Two Ojibwe women are planning to walk the entire length of the Mississippi River to draw attention to the plight of Mother Earth’s water."


Elder Sharon Day, a peace activist and the executive director of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, and her sister Doreen will begin the 2013 Mississippi Water Walk on March 1, walking from the headwaters in Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, the organizers said. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force provides education on HIV as well as direct services to the Native community in Minnesota, according to the group's website."

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WAKE UP WISCONSIN...and stop the slaughter of your Wolves! - #IdleNoMore to protect our sacred ma'iingan

WAKE UP WISCONSIN...and stop the slaughter of your Wolves! - #IdleNoMore to protect our sacred ma'iingan | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Wisconsin DNR Proposes Allowing Packs of Dogs to "Train" On Wolves During March Denning and Birthing Season.

THIS DISGUSTING INHUMANITY MUST BE STOPPED!

How much more despicable can the DNR be when catering to their bear hounder puppet masters? You are not going to like the answer. The Wisconsin DNR is proposing to allow hounders to pit their dogs against wolves with very few restrictions and even believing that Judge Anderson's recent ruling gives them full endorsement to do so. 

If you care anything for wolves or wildlife this document will make you furious: http://dnr.wi.gov/About/NRB/2013/February/02-13-2B1.pdf

 
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To: Wisconsin Government,

We the undersigned are DISGUSTED and appalled with this news.

WHY are the Wolves of Wisconsin being targetted like this?

Have you people gone insane?

 

Why do the Wolves of Wisconsin all need to be killed?

What is the reasoning behind all of this?

 

The violence and inhumanity towards the Wolves being shown by you is being watched worldwide and many people will be rethinking visiting the State of Wisconsin, and will not purchase any goods that have been manufactured there unless this insanity is stopped.

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Ho Chunk Tribal members come out to make #IdleNoMore Wisconsin in Madison rally happen. #WATER #BadRiver

Article covering IdleNoMore Wisconsin in Madison, WI featuring interviews from Ho Chunk Nation members
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Judge calls residential schools a form of genocide

Judge calls residential schools a form of genocide | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The chairman of Canada's truth and reconciliation commission says removing more than 100,000 aboriginal children from their homes and placing them in residential schools was an act of genocide.

Via Robert DesJarlait
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Robert DesJarlait's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:41 PM

This, of course, is not news in Indian Country. We've always known this. In decolonizing ourselves, we've had to go back to the historical trauma that began in boarding schools to understand the ethnocide our great-grandparents, our grandparents, and our parents were subjected to. And we've had to deal with intergenerational trauma and how that has affected us in terms of our addictions and behavioral problems. Then we've had to relearn the traditions of our ancestors and integrate those principals and morals into our lives. Decolonization is a process of healing from the genocide and ethnocide of the past. First we heal ourselves (which in itself is a life journey), then we heal our families, then our communities, and lastly, our nations.

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Downstream - A short documentary of a mine's effect on the #BadRiver Community and Enviroment - #NoPenokeeMine

A short documentery of a mine's effect on the Bad River Community and Enviroment

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Downstream - GTAC #WIMINE effect on the #BadRiver Community and Enviroment - #NoPenokeeMine #Ojibwe @BarackObama

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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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Daily Kos: Water Is Life: Especially If You Walk The Walk - #IdleNoMore #lightbrigade #WATERisLIFE #ISF2013

Daily Kos: Water Is Life: Especially If You Walk The Walk - #IdleNoMore #lightbrigade #WATERisLIFE #ISF2013 | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
As the Water Walkers spoke in hushed tones around the sacred fire, our Letter to Water was reflected in the lake before us. Across the lagoon were the gathering tribes, watching our messages, while ...
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WATER WE LOVE YOU | WE RESPECT YOU | WE THANK YOU. = "So tell me. Yes, you! Have you walked around any of the Great, or even lesser, Lakes recently? You know, you can start right outside of your door, and like water, move until you get somewhere deeper." #IdleNoMore #lightbrigade #WATERisLIFE #ISF2013

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LCO #Ojibwe Board and Iron County Officials Meet to Discuss Permit for #LCOHEC Harvest Camp | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | #IdleNoMore #WIMINE

LCO #Ojibwe Board and Iron County Officials Meet to Discuss Permit for #LCOHEC Harvest Camp | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | #IdleNoMore #WIMINE | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Hurley, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Representatives from Iron County Board and Forestry Departments met with Lac Courte Oreilles tribal members to discuss the terms of the LCO Harvest Camp located in the Penokee Hills near Mellen Wisconsin.
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Robert DesJarlait "We Support Minnesota Mining (WSMM) made the following comment in regaard to this article: "Have liability issues been settled in regards to the activities which happened with the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp? Perhaps a clause should be written into the permit to deter any further ecoterrorist activities and hold LCO accountable financially if such activities do occur again. Are additional costs being incurred by Iron County due to security issues in this region? Hopefully the boards are discussing these aspects as part of any permit agreement."  The question is - why does WSMM continually connect the confrontational activity by Earth First! with the LCO Harvest Camp? The Harvest Camp had nothing to do with the incident. Who does WSMM continually use the word "ecoterrorist" with Native activists? And why is WSMM meddling in a situation that isn't in MN but in WI?  #IdleNoMore #WIMINE #Ojibwe #LCOHEC #OjibweHarvesters #RFKVisitPenokeeMine

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"ecoterrorist" ? It just gets crazier and crazier! AGGHhhhhhhhhh! :(
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GTAC Lies About Asbestos in Penokee Hills - ‪#‎RFKVisitPenokeeHills‬ ‪#‎IdleNoMore‬ ‪#‎LCOHEC‬ ‪#‎Ojibwe‬ ‪#‎OjibweTreaties‬ ‪#‎NoPenokeeMine‬

GTAC Lies About Asbestos in Penokee Hills - ‪#‎RFKVisitPenokeeHills‬ ‪#‎IdleNoMore‬ ‪#‎LCOHEC‬ ‪#‎Ojibwe‬ ‪#‎OjibweTreaties‬ ‪#‎NoPenokeeMine‬ | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
GTAC Lies About Asbestos in Penokee Hills

August 7, 2013 by Barbara With

On August 15, 2013, the Wisconsin DNR is holding a hearing to take public testimony on whether to issue a bulk sampling permit to Gogebic Taconite LLC (GTac) for mining in the Penokee Hills.

 

GTac submitted their application for bulk sampling in late June. On July 2, the DNR issued a ten-point response requiring more information from GTac, including how they plan to deal with the asbestos found in the Penokee HIlls:

Wisconsin Geological Survey shows grunerite, one of the most toxic forms of asbestos, is present on and near the proposed mine site.

 

10. Additionally, given the documented occurrence of asbestiform minerals in ore bodies of similar nature in Minnesota and reports of similar minerals (amphiboles of the cummingtonite-grunerite series) in the vicinity of the proposed bulk sampling activity, it will also be necessary to evaluate the bulk sampling activity to determine whether regulations pertaining to the control of asbestos emissions under chapters NR445 or NR447 WI. Admin.Code is required. If there minerals are present or potentially present in an asbestiform habit within the excavated material, a percentage of total emissions would likely be asbestos emissions.


According to the National Academy of Sciences, grunerite is one of the most toxic forms of asbestos and causes lung cancer, mesothelioma and pulmonary fibrosis. The Wisconsin Geological Survey states on its website that grunerite is found throughout the Mellen area on and near the proposed mine site. (see above)

 
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Wisconsin Geological Survey shows grunerite, one of the most toxic forms of asbestos, is present on and near the proposed mine site. ‪#‎RFKVisitPenokeeHills‬ ‪#‎IdleNoMore‬ ‪#‎LCOHEC‬ ‪#‎Ojibwe‬ ‪#‎OjibweTreaties‬‪#‎NoPenokeeMine‬

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Progressive Radio Network - Idle No More-Indigenous Report with Patricia Shepard - Online Radio Show #idlenomore

Progressive Radio Network - Idle No More-Indigenous Report with Patricia Shepard - Online Radio Show #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

FROM March 13, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN with Patricia Shepard

On December 5, 2012 Prime Minister Stephen Harper abrogated the Treaty Rights of the First Nations in Canada by passing several omnibus bills which will negatively impact the First Nations, particularly Omnibus C-45 which lifted all federal protections of lakes and rivers in Canada and opening them up to energy …

Read more: http://prn.fm/category/archives/idle-no-more/#ixzz2NY5LCgC0 ;
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FROM March 13, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN with Patricia Shepard

On December 5, 2012 Prime Minister Stephen Harper abrogated the Treaty Rights of the First Nations in Canada by passing several omnibus bills which will negatively impact the First Nations, particularly Omnibus C-45 which lifted all federal protections of lakes and rivers in Canada and opening them up to energy …

Read more: http://prn.fm/category/archives/idle-no-more/#ixzz2NY5LCgC0 ;
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Ojibwe Women Vow to 'Sit on the Mountain' | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural | #idlenomore #WATER #BadRiver #nomine

Ojibwe Women Vow to 'Sit on the Mountain' | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural | #idlenomore #WATER #BadRiver #nomine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Mary Annette Pember] Paige Wiggins, the author’s cousin, takes a break alongside a stream in the Penokee Mountains, proposed site for mining near the Bad River reservation. Natural forces here are the “great leveler.”

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From the Daily Yonder reports Mike Wiggins - His family, the Ojibwe of the Bad River Tribe.

 

"Moreover, my cousin Marylu informed me that the women of Bad River and their supporters are prepared to “sit on the mountain,” if necessary."

 

"All the Ojibwe women in my life share this fierce protective instinct surrounding family, culture and land. It is an instinct unbounded even by death. Although both my mother Bernice and Auntie Pat passed away in 2011 within weeks of each other, I feel as though they’ve issued an order, one that is startling me, my cousins and all Ojibwe women into action.  That order is a reminder that in the Ojibwe worldview, women are the ones who care for the water and it is time for us to step up."


"Therefore,  when a good Christian church going woman like my cousin Marylu tells me she is ready to “sit on the mountain,” I realize this is serious stuff. Like auntie Pat, the Ojibwe women have drawn themselves up and readied themselves to defend family. The mining interests better watch their rear ends." 

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Walker Blames Top Employer in Ashland County for Lack of Jobs

Walker Blames Top Employer in Ashland County for Lack of Jobs | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative - Authentic News, Locally GrownWalker Blames Top Employer in Ashland County for Lack of Jobs

by Todd and Dotty Richmond

[EDITOR'S NOTE:  This is a open-source correction/continuation of a February 12, 2013, AP article written by Todd Richmond. While the AP may accept such a stenographic offering as even minimally adequate, Todd's mother Dotty does not. Consequently, Dotty forced Todd to redo his homework assignment, this time getting the facts straight. In the future, Dotty will be checking all Todd's articles just like she still checks to see if he washed behind his ears.]


AP stenographer Todd Richmond transcribes GTac CEO Bill Williams’ non-answers after the mining bill passed out of committee on 2/6/13.

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Holding journalism and journalist accountable to write and publish the stories of truth, and justice and not party-lined of politcs favorments. Great work Rebecca Kemble and Barbara With - well done!

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ALERT! Let's pull this together - #IdleNoMore - Protect our Lands & Water | Peace Rally - Madison WI

ALERT! Let's pull this together - #IdleNoMore - Protect our Lands & Water | Peace Rally - Madison WI | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Thurs., Feb. 28th - commencing between 3-4PM

Madison, WI - Location to TBD (more than likely Lady Forward)


Wisconsin AB/SB 1 Mining Bill is being set to pass on Wed., Feb. 27th. (Senate Vote) or Thurs., Feb 28th (Assembly Vote to Pass) - the horror 


IdleNoMore to Protect our lands, and water from the Mining Machines set to decimate our Mother.

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- Besides the fact of the overwhelming opposition of citizens (MI, MN & WI) who have come forward for the past two-years. The Republican Senate are going to change the Mining Laws relaxing the Environmental and Water Protections, and fast tracking the process (the bill favors the mining companies; NOT WISCONSINITES). 

The mine proposed is set for the Penokee Hills onto Ceded Territory (we know there is more). All WISCONSIN TRIBES (some who have ceded lands treaties) have OPPOSED the BILL and said NO MINE. - Please come in solidarity in peace to support #IdleNoMore NO MINES - STOP THE MINES - PROTECT OUR SACRED WATER and LANDS. 

- Bring your SIGNS, BANNERS, DRUMS, SONGS, PRAYERS, VOICES, DANCING TOES to IDLE NO MORE. This is for our MOTHER EARTH (AKI) and WATER (NIBI).

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Denise Pictou Maloney speaks about the Native Women: Missing and Murdered #VAWA #IdleNoMore (38min)

Native Women: Missing and Murdered/VAWA (38min)on IndianCountryTV.com Library on Livestream - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like IndianCountryTV.com Library in Widescreen HD.
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Posting from IndianCountryTV at the Mid-Winter Social Dance - #idlenomore.

 

"..Special Guests and Panel Discussions. Here is, Denise Pictou Maloney, (Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaq) the daughter of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, and CJ Doxtater (Oneida) discuss issues revolving around the Violence Against Women Act, domestic violence in Native Communities and reconciliation thru seeking truth, justice and native identity. Panel discussion is held as part of the Lac Courte Oreilles legislative panels during the Mid Winter Social at the LCO Casino and Convention Center on Saturday, February 16th, 2013.."

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The spiritual side of Idle No More

The spiritual side of Idle No More | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The Globe’s monthly religion panel convenes to discuss the relationship between the movement and aboriginal faith

Via Robert DesJarlait
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Great read

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"Because humans are the weakest link in all of creation because we depend on all of it to survive – we must protect and nurture it. Humans have relationships with the natural world precisely because we are one with it and dependant upon it. The interconnnectedness of all living things means it is necessary for relationships to be maintained for the continuance of life for the future generations. We choose actions that place a deep emphasis on remembering and maintaining our relationships with all of creation." ~ Wanda Nanibush

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#Water is Life | Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development - #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #nomines #wimines

#Water is Life | Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development - #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #nomines #wimines | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
OCTOBER 2, 2012

Water is Life - Indigenous Perspectives on Water

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This need no introduction ... pure and simple, WATER IS LIFE. - great resources here. 

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