* 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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Never Give Up - Tribute to Journey of Nishiyuu & Women Leaders of #IdleNoMore - Inspirational Video

Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum via Sandra Relling - "This video is a tribute and its amazing in so many ways... never give up #idlenomore ..."

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Joe Wade's comment, March 30, 2013 10:51 PM
portraying AIM and Peltier in that video, does not serve the morals and ethics of INM, nor Spence, nor the youth, thou it does serve as a reminder of the violence against women

(2004,2011 AIM members convicted for the murder of a Mi`kmaq woman Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, AIM leadership ordered the exectuion, AIM members pulled the trigger, to this day Peltier , AIM leadership and much of it's membership condone an support the murderer's Arlo Looking Cloud, John Graham)
Joe Wade's comment, March 30, 2013 10:52 PM
interesting dialog with the publisher of that video, http://jpwade.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/aim-cuff-links-and-7th-generation-inm-media/
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Miigwetch Joe Wade – you have brought to the attention a great topic. – I was at the LCO Mi-Winter Social, where there was a panel – Denise Pictou Maloney was part of the panel as well where she told her story – As a tribal community we need to take responsibility for the past violence in order to heal today’s violence against our women. One is justice for the missing and murdered and do not support those who are the offenders. – The video however, and the people of Idle No More have pure and genuine purpose so we cannot judge those who are not aware nor make claim that AIM is part of the movement. Its Idle No More not AIM.

Here is the video of the panel – Denise Pictou Maloney speaking, and a former AIM gentleman came up and spoke and denounced AIM. http://www.newsfromindiancountry.com/index.php/tv/indian-country-tv-com/13778-native-women-missing-and-murdered-vawa-38min
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Shouting match follows protest-shortened C-27 press conference - #IdleNoMore

RAW VIDEO: Idle No More organizer Pam Palmater and Canadian Tax Payers Federation prairie region director Colin Craig have a heated discussion during a scrum following the announcement from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt that Bill C-27, the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, has received royal assent.

The press conference was interrupted shortly after Valcourt finished speaking. A protestor repeatedly banged a drum and shorted from the back of the room. Security escorted the Minister from the room and other speakers, including Craig and Phyllis Sutherland from Peguis First Nation were not able to comment....Canadian Taxpayers Federation prairie regional director Colin Craig interrupts and shouts at an Idle No More organizer - tells her she is "disgraceful" for fighting bill C-27. 

Meanwhile, apparently the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has no interest in the billions and billions of dollars we spend funding a corrupt, unaccountable, nontransparent and undemocratic government - the Harper Government.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lrMeEC3ub4

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RAW VIDEO: Idle No More organizer Pam Palmater and Canadian Tax Payers Federation prairie region director Colin Craig have a heated discussion during a scrum following the announcement from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt that Bill C-27, the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, has received royal assent.

The press conference was interrupted shortly after Valcourt finished speaking. A protestor repeatedly banged a drum and shorted from the back of the room. Security escorted the Minister from the room and other speakers, including Craig and Phyllis Sutherland from Peguis First Nation were not able to comment.

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Algonquins of Barriere Lake vs Section 74 of the Indian Act - #IdleNoMore Canadian #NoIndianAct74

Barriere Lake Solidarity has produced this video to help bring attention to the current struggle of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake: The Canadian Government's attempt to take control of the community through an obscure provision of the Indian Act known as Section 74. The video is narrated by Barriere Lake spokesperson Norman Matchewan.


Please visit http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.org/ for more information on what's going on and how you can help. You can also watch this video on Vimeo: Algonquins of Barriere Lake vs Section 74 of the Indian Act.

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Barriere Lake Solidarity has produced this video to help bring attention to the current struggle of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake: The Canadian Government's attempt to take control of the community through an obscure provision of the Indian Act known as Section 74. The video is narrated by Barriere Lake spokesperson Norman Matchewan. --  Please visit http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.org/ for more information on what's going on and how you can help. You can also watch this video on Vimeo: Algonquins of Barriere Lake vs Section 74 of the Indian Act.

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Republicans Declare War on Sovereign Nations of Wisconsin

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Republicans Declare War on Sovereign Nations of Wisconsin

January 25, 2012 By Barbara With

In one of the most stunning displays of fascism yet to be witnessed in the hostile takeover of Wisconsin, yesterday Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) declared war on the all 11 sovereign tribal nations within the borders of the state.

 

Stone stated clearly, “The tribes made it abundantly clear, that they believe they have rights under Federal Law, that they are going to pursue regarding any impacts to the tribal interests. I think the committee is once again making reasonable efforts to ensure that everyone in the vicinity of the mine is copied with the information about [what permits are] being applied for. I think our jobs is to represent the state of Wisconsin and make sure those who are impacted are aware of what’s going on. I don’t think our job is to provide a seat at the table for the tribes.”

 
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Wisconsin's GOP mishandling of Soverign Nations in Wisconsin related to Mining Regulations being Relaxed for environmental protections. - ZERO consultation.

 

January 2012, Barbara With reports. Stone stated clearly, “The tribes made it abundantly clear, that they believe they have rights under Federal Law, that they are going to pursue regarding any impacts to the tribal interests. I think the committee is once again making reasonable efforts to ensure that everyone in the vicinity of the mine is copied with the information about [what permits are] being applied for. I think our jobs is to represent the state of Wisconsin and make sure those who are impacted are aware of what’s going on. I don’t think our job is to provide a seat at the table for the tribes.”

 
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Sylvia McAdam: Canada and a devastated indigenous land - #idlenomore #WATER #keystone #tarsands

Sylvia McAdam: Canada and a devastated indigenous land - #idlenomore #WATER #keystone #tarsands | 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 and their essencially life-giving natural resources.

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Important INM article on human rights violations against Indigenous peoples and ongoing environmental destruction. Please read and share!

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THE IRON CURRENT - This is the official trailer...

THE IRON CURRENT - This is the official trailer... | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

THE IRON CURRENT - This is the official trailer for “The Iron Current”. “a fair and balanced documentary that examine’s many complex topics surrounding this issue in the northern Wisconsin communities related to the Penokee Hills’ proposed mine.” Beautifully edited, showing the pristine areas of the Northern Woods that could be directly affected by the Taconite Mine proposed in the Penokee Hills, the watersheds, and lake superior along with the beautiful people who live there.


Please follow The Iron Current Documentary on Facebook. The film examining the issue of iron ore mining in northern Wisconsin and its impact on local citizens (Directed by Dean Vogtman, Produced by Dean Vogtman and Dan Fitzpatrick) To find out more, watch the trailer and read the “about” section.


Synopsis

The goal of this documentary is to show how the communities and citizens of Northern Wisconsin are reacting to a proposed iron ore mine near Lake Superior. If permitted, this mine would be the largest open pit iron ore mine in the world, up to four and a half miles long and reaching depths of one thousand feet during phase one. With the unemployment rate near twelve percent in the area, many residents are aware of the need for good paying jobs. Other residents however, aren’t willing to gamble the environment for the jobs, especially the people of the Bad River Indian Reservation, which is located at the mouth of the Bad River on Lake Superior. The proposed mine would be placed at the headwaters of the Bad River, six miles upstream from the Indian Reservation. 


The documentary will examine many complex topics surrounding this issue. The proposed mine site lies upon the oldest mountain range in the world called the Penokee Hills, which contains one half of the remaining Iron Ore left in the continental United States. It is an environmentally rich area consisting of many rivers and streams which make up the Bad River Watershed and the Kokaggun sloughs, nicknamed the Everglades of Lake Superior. The Bad River Watershed is considered the most pristine estuary left throughout the Great Lakes by many biologists and also serves as an important spiritual center for the Lake Superior Ojibwe people. With this environmental context, many residents throughout Northern Wisconsin are concerned about possible pollution to the watershed and Lake Superior due to iron ore mining. On the other hand, many residents argue that mining can be done safely in Northern Wisconsin and the seven hundred jobs that will be created are a huge opportunity to grow their economies and tax base. Gogebic Taconite, the company responsible for building the proposed mine, is projected to invest around two billion dollars into the project.


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Mines and Communities: New Bougainville legislation "a world first for landowner rights" #MIMINE

Mines and Communities: New Bougainville legislation "a world first for landowner rights" #MIMINE | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Empowering activists and communities opposed to mining through information on global mining trends, specific projects and mining industry attempts to subvert legitimate protest
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Michigan Mining - Rio Tinto fueled a war in Bougainville due to its destructive mining activities in which it is being accused of genocide and war crimes under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute. Now the country is about to adopt world historic legislation that recognizes traditional landowners as co-mineral rights owners. Rio Tinto is buying up minerals rights in Michigan. This part of their legecy as a mining company. Keep RIO TINTO OUT OF THE USA, and OUT OF MICHIGAN. 
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Another View | #wimine Bill - Iron mine's fate may hinge on 19th century treaties #BadRiver #WATER #nomine

Another View | #wimine Bill - Iron mine's fate may hinge on 19th century treaties #BadRiver #WATER #nomine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
In federal forums, the promises that the United States made to the tribe 1842 and 1854 will matter.
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LEARN IT . LIVE IT  .GET USE TO IT .TREATIES ARE HERE TO STAY

By the 1842 treaty at La Pointe, the Chippewa ceded to the United States approximately 12 million acres, including the Penokee Hills, receiving in return an amount that the Indian Claims Commission later called "unconscionable." A treaty, the Supreme Court observed in United States vs. Winans, is "not a grant of rights to the Indians, but a grant of right from them - a reservation of those not granted." In the 1842 treaty, the Chippewa reserved "usufructuary" rights in the territory they ceded, including the right to hunt, fish, trap, harvest wild rice and engage in other activities to make a living from the land.

 

The survival of the usufructuary rights reserved in the 1842 treaty was confirmed by the federal courts in the lengthy Voigt litigation. Pursuant to Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, federal laws and treaties are "supreme." The State of Wisconsin cannot legislatively undo them. As Federal District Judge Barbara Crabb stated in her 1991 final judgment, the state may regulate the exercise of the Chippewa's usufructuary rights "only in the interest of conservation and in the interest of public health and safety."

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Our #WATER is Our Life - A dialogue and action weekend to look at the future of water for Aboriginal communities

LOCATION:  Thorsby, Alberta  DATE:  March 1, 2013 - March 3, 2013
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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW: 

 

Waterlution believes we are at a critical junction to mobilize action to protect water, especially given the recent changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act on the federal level. Western Canada’s water is under stress from development, population growth and a changing climate. First Nation and rural communities in particular have a deep connection to their water and want innovative ideas to keep it clean and accessible. Let’s use our combined knowledge and the current momentum in support of Aboriginal people to further explore how to implement positive change by fostering opportunities for a healthy water relationship and economic opportunities.

Please note: we will provide transportation from Edmonton to the workshop (at Rundle's Mission). The schedule will be: 

 Friday, March 1, 2013: the transportation will depart from Edmonton at 4pm for Rundle's Mission.Sunday, March 3, 2013: the transportation will depart Rundle's Mission at 1:30pm for Edmonton. 

REGISTER NOW! 

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I write to you from a far-off country...: for those saying the mining bill will "create jobs"

I write to you from a far-off country...: for those saying the mining bill will "create jobs" | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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• The bill does nothing to guarantee that jobs will be created for Wisconsinites.
• The bill opens the entire state to mining and plays favorites by placing the needs of the mining industry above those of every other economic sector.
• The bill forces other businesses to subsidize mining companies’ profits.
• The bill does nothing to mitigate the boom-and-bust cycle that Wisconsin experienced during the early days of the timber industry and earlier mining enterprises.
• The bill exposes taxpayers to costly lawsuits.

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Keystone XL's Sacrifice Zone: 'This Is Obviously Environmental Racism'

Keystone XL's Sacrifice Zone: 'This Is Obviously Environmental Racism' | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Plumes of smoke, billowing in various shades from white to black, frequently fill the skies over the Manchester neighborhood of Houston.

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Barriere Lake Solidarity - #IdleNoMore Canada #NoIndianAct74

Barriere Lake Solidarity - #IdleNoMore Canada #NoIndianAct74 | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Current struggle of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake: The Canadian Government's attempt to take control of the community through an obscure provision of the Indian Act known as Section 74. The video is narrated by Barriere Lake spokesperson Norman Matchewan.


Please visit http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.org/ for more information on what's going on and how you can help. You can also watch this video on Vimeo: Algonquins of Barriere Lake vs Section 74 of the Indian Act.

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Current struggle of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake: The Canadian Government's attempt to take control of the community through an obscure provision of the Indian Act known as Section 74. The video is narrated by Barriere Lake spokesperson Norman Matchewan.


Please visit http://www.barrierelakesolidarity.org/ for more information on what's going on and how you can help. You can also watch this video on Vimeo: Algonquins of Barriere Lake vs Section 74 of the Indian Act.

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WUWM News: Lawmakers Decry Proposed Cut in Wolf Hunt Permit Fee - Gov. Walker useless with Wolf population so kill them instead.

WUWM News: Lawmakers Decry Proposed Cut in Wolf Hunt Permit Fee - Gov. Walker useless with Wolf population so kill them instead. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp appeared Tuesday before the Legislature’s budget-writing committee, where she was questioned about a proposed big cut in the cost of wolf hunt permit fees.
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REALLY? THIS NEEDS TO STOP! - DIA in December 2012, noted the wolf population was granted to consulting and management not just by the State of Wisconsin, but with the Tribes (Soverign Nations of Wisconsin).

 

Perhaps, Gov. Walker is so useless with the Stepp (DNR in charge of hunting) appointed partnership in the wolf population management decides well, kill them instead in order to appeal to his Hunter's Tea Party initiatve. - "Stepp told lawmakers that Walker wants the lower fee, in order to remove obstacles to hunting wolves. She also said the price reduction would bring wolf hunting permits more in line with the $49 permits for hunting bears."

  
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Harlem Shake @Northland College Powwow - #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore #BadRiver #WATER

At the thirty ninth annual Northland College Powwow in Ashland Wisconsin, the MC had Joe Rose lead everyone in our version of the Harlem shuffle! Originally we were just going to take a photo with the banner a student from the Native American Student Association had made, but this is how it turned out! All of this was done in an effort to raise awareness about the proposed Penokee Mine and its potential consequences.

(Make sure to watch in HD!) Tweet it up! #NoPenokeeMine.

For more info: Savethewatersedge.com

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At the thirty ninth annual Northland College Powwow in Ashland Wisconsin, the MC had Joe Rose lead everyone in our version of the Harlem shuffle! Originally we were just going to take a photo with the banner a student from the Native American Student Association had made, but this is how it turned out! All of this was done in an effort to raise awareness about the proposed Penokee Mine and its potential consequences. - (Make sure to watch in HD!) Tweet it up! #NoPenokeeMine. - For more info: Savethewatersedge.com

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Statement from GLIFWC Chair Michael J. Isham, Jr. regarding Wisconsin tribal declarations | Facebook

Statement from GLIFWC Chair Michael J. Isham, Jr. regarding Wisconsin tribal declarations | Facebook | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) wrote a note titled Statement from GLIFWC Chair Michael J. Isham, Jr. regarding Wisconsin tribal declarations. Read the full text here. - 

 

Background Information and Harvest Data (see graph below)

Since 1990, the Wisconsin DNR estimates average annual state ceded territory walleye harvest to be 257,000 walleyes out of an average annual catch of 1,006,000 walleyes. In contrast, tribal ceded territory walleye harvest has averaged 26,247 annually during the same time period. Tribal harvest has ranged from 16,054 to 32,201 walleyes. Unlike state harvest, which is estimated from creel surveys, tribal harvest is determined by counting every fish at the boat landing.

 

Under the terms of the Lac Courte Oreilles v. State of Wisconsin case, tribal spear harvest is controlled by a "Safe Harvest" system. This system limits tribal declarations to no more than about 12% of a lake's estimated walleye population for spearfishing. For 2013, the Tribes have declared their intent to harvest between 6-11% of the estimated walleye population of particular lakes.

    

Walleye harvest by Wisconsin licensed anglers is not managed directly by the "Safe Harvest" system or standard. Rather, it is managed by a different standard for an acceptable level of catch.

 

This level of catch is called the Total Allowable Catch or TAC which is 35% of a lake's walleye

population.

 
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Indigenous Peoples in Canada and US Unify Forces with Joint Signing Ceremony of The Save the Fraser Declaration and the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects in Ottawa,...

Indigenous Peoples in Canada and US Unify Forces with Joint Signing Ceremony of The Save the Fraser Declaration and the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects in Ottawa,... | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Indigenous Peoples in Canada and US Unify Forces with Joint Signing Ceremony of The Save the Fraser Declaration and the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Keepers of the Water

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By Bill Kingsbury

The Mississippi River is huge. Its pollution problems can seem too overwhelming to try to fix, but a group of Native American women has an idea they hope will inspire citizens and policy makers to take action to improve the health of the river.

 

On March 1, Sharon Day, Josephine Mandamin and others will begin a walking journey from the headwaters of the Mississippi that will take them along the river’s course to the Gulf of Mexico. Their intent is to “educate people, raise awareness and, most importantly, offer asema (tobacco) to the water spirits and to the earth, let them know we are thinking about them, praying for them, trying to change our relationship to the river,” Day says. The Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 will be the 10th in 11 years the Ojibwe women have led.

 

The women’s idea for the walk is based on traditional roles in their Ojibwe culture. “Among the Ojibwe people, ceremonies are held in a lodge, and the lodge is owned equally by men and women,” Day says. It’s the men’s job to take care of the fire, and the women’s job to take care of the water. Since the beginning of time, we’ve been bringing the water to ceremonies.”

 

“1998 was the first time we took that [water] work out of the lodge, out of the home, and put it in a geopolitical context,” Day says. “That was at Camp Coldwater.” Day and others were “very involved for 2½ years with an effort to shift the reroute of Minnesota Highway 55 away from Coldwater Spring, an ancient water source that surfaces near the meeting of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers and Minnehaha Creek, and whose grounds have served as a gathering place for Native Americans for thousands of years. The spring still flows, despite the road construction, but not as much. “I believe that the reason the spring still flows at all is because of all the water offerings that were made to the spirits,” Day says.

 
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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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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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My photostream on Flickr consists of scans from original vintage images in my personal collection and my own photos. Stereophotography makes up a large portion of both categories. ...
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