* 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.



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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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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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WisEye Video of Perspective Wisconsin: LCO Harvest Camp on Gogebic Taconite Mining Site #IdleNoMore

WisEye Video of Perspective Wisconsin: LCO Harvest Camp on Gogebic Taconite Mining Site #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

WisconsinEye visited Melvin Gasper at the Lac Courte Oreilles “Harvest Camp” near Mellen, Wisconsin. The camp currently occupies five acres of land, with plans to occupy thirty acres, and become designated as a heritage park. The camp is located on the proposed Gogebic Taconite mine site. There are currently disputes as to the legal standing of the camp.

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Perspective Wisconsin: Harvest Camp on Gogebic Taconite Mining Site -- 
WisconsinEye visited Melvin Gasper at the Lac Courte Oreilles “Harvest Camp” near Mellen, Wisconsin. The camp currently occupies five acres of land, with plans to occupy thirty acres, and become designated as a heritage park. The camp is located on the proposed Gogebic Taconite mine site. There are currently disputes as to the legal standing of the camp. #RFKVisitPenokeeHills #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore for the #WATER and #StandWithBadRiver

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@OLBLIghtBrigade #IdleNoMore Wisconsin @IdleNoMoreMKE at LCO in Hayward

The Overpass Light Brigade brought their LED letters to help the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe spell out their feelings about proposed mining in Wisconsin during their…
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Message from Overpass Light Brigade - “This "NIBI & AKI" message from Saturday night's (02.16.13) Idle No More Wisconsin & Milwaukee Mid-Winter gathering at the Lac Courte Oreilles Casino was our first ever message in Anishinaabe or any other language other than english. We brought it for all those gathered, who believe that our current and future generations deserve to be left clean NO TAR SANDS, STOP THE MINES, NO MINES,MEDICINE WATERS, WATER IS LIFE, WATER & EARTH, NIBI & AKI. We must stand up and fight the proposed mines in Wisconsin to ensure this.” 

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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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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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Keepers of the Water (2010) DOCUMENTARY - Canada - #IdleNoMore #WATER

Short documentary about a young group of Native children in Fort Chipewyan, Canada. Their town sits directly downstream from the Alberta Tar Sands - the most environmentally polluting industrial project in the world. The members of their community are dying of rare forms of cancer, the fish and moose meat have tested positive for highly toxic levels of arsenic, the water is no longer drinkable, and there is no end in sight. On their own initiative, these kids came together to protest this environmental crime.

 

check out the Machiavellian back-story to keepers of the water
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Stop poising our Nibi .. Water is Sacred. - This is a Global Issue; its all our issue. - Keepers of the Water” is a short film about a young group of Native children in Fort Chipewyan, Canada.

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MPCA investigates tribe's waste recovery effort

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) Minnesota regulators are investigating how the Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe handled barrels of Cold War military waste that tribal members recovered last summer from Lake Superior.
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Citizens Testify for Strong Mining Ordinance

July 5, 2013  By Rebecca Kemble 

On July 1, 2013, over a hundred people attended the Iron County Zoning Committee’s public hearing on a proposed mining ordinance in Hurley, Wisconsin.

 

Twenty-three of the twenty-eight people who testified urged the Committee to develop an ordinance containing the strongest possible protections for public health, safety and shared natural resources.

 

Wisconsin’s new mining law prohibits the state’s Department of Natural Resources from issuing stop orders if mining operations threaten public health, safety or the environment. The law also states that “adverse impacts to wetlands are presumed to be necessary in bulk sampling and mining activities.” Opponents of the law argued that statement gives mining companies a blank check to pollute.

 

Photo of The Tyler Forks, one of the “puddles” that could be legally filled in by mining waste.

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"Passionate voices urging their County Board to defend public health, safety and the environment in the absence of state protections.." - By Rebecca Kemble of #WCMCCOP #NoPenokeeMine #RFKVisitPenokeeHills

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Proposed Wisconsin mining law: Economic boost or environmental blight? Its catastrophic! #IdleNoMore #BadRiver

Proposed Wisconsin mining law: Economic boost or environmental blight? Its catastrophic! #IdleNoMore #BadRiver | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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The message is, "This is Wisconsin mining law: this could be coming to a town near you," Wiggins said last week. 

Given the unusual difficulty of mining in the Penokee area, where Wiggins said the iron ore is tilted and difficult to reach, requiring many tons of wasted rock, he has started to suspect that the mining industry is trying to score a victory in his remote, impoverished area of the state in order to gain a legal foothold for other future projects. 

Wiggins and Manley each spoke in Milwaukee this month to members of the Milwaukee Rotary Club. 

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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.


Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/mining-in-wisconsin-everybody-wants-a-decent-living/article_6fe257de-f32e-11e0-93a6-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz2Kz5bd5T9

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SKOL: Mining plan would hurt vital wetlands : Courierlifenews - #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER #wimine

SKOL: Mining plan would hurt vital wetlands : Courierlifenews - #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER #wimine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
It’s easy for me to remember the date of a remarkable assignment I had as a young journalist — a guided tour of the Kakagon Sloughs during the wild rice harvest — because it was in the year Gretchen and I were married 44 years ago.
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The lands and water is vital source of LIFE, and SPIRIT. - Stop the maddness...that mine would lead to genocide.

 

"When the Kakagon Sloughs were named a wetland of international significance last year under the so-called Ramsar Treaty, Mike Wiggins, chairman of the Bad River Tribe, said: “Spiritually, the ‘place’ and everything it has, the clean water, the winged, the seasons, the rice and fish, connects us with our ancestors and the Creator. The sloughs sustain the physical well being of our community with foods such as wild rice, fish, cranberries, waterfowl, venison and medicines. From an Anishinabe (Chippewa) world-view perspective, the wetlands ecosystem is a tangible representation of our values of caring for the environment."

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Still Extreme, One-Sided and a Threat to Public Health | Open-Pit Mining Bill Moves Forward

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“The amendments succeeded only in solidifying the Open-Pit Mining Bill as a flawed, extreme onesided bill. It threatens our families with arsenic, lead and mercury and it is still strongly opposed by the citizens of Wisconsin,” said Anne Sayers, Program Director for Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters...

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