* 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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#Water is Life #5 - Defending Clean #Water in the Penokees (4:05) - Indian Country News #RFKvisitPenokeeHills #idlenomore wis

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Water is Life #5 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (4:05) - News from Indian Country


Testimony, video and pictures featured statements from those opposed to the proposed 22 mile long Open Pit Mine in the Penokee Range of Northern Wisconsin upstream from the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation. Includes Lac Courte Oreilles Chairman Gordon Thayer's address to a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Water is Life #5 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (4:05) -- 

Testimony, video and pictures featured statements from those opposed to the proposed 22 mile long Open Pit Mine in the Penokee Range of Northern Wisconsin upstream from the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation. Includes Lac Courte Oreilles Chairman Gordon Thayer's address to a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Oglala Sioux Tribe Resounding NO to Keystone XL Pipeline - @barackobama #idlenomore #keystone

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Oglala Sioux Tribe: Resounding NO to Keystone XL Pipeline - Cite Water Concerns
PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION On March 26, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council passed Resolution 13 60 reaffirming the Yellow Bird Steele Poor Bear administration

 

Owe Aku has developed an educational and training program that has been presented at many different gatherings over the past three years, including Moccasins on the Ground, which was held in Manderson, South Dakota March 8-10. Trainings are planned for Yankton and Cheyenne River in the coming weeks.

 

“We just completed a Moccasins of the Ground Training here on the Pine Ridge Homeland in collective action with Great Plains Tarsands Resistance and Tarsands Blockade. More than 300 people participated in the three day training experience. We had a Water Ceremony conducted by our elders and an Icicuse Ceremony, Making of the Vow, with our Whip Bearer of the Tokala Warrior Society. It was very powerful. We are ready to move on in our Tour, every door to opposing the KXL is closing one by one. Soon the only door left open will be direct action. We intend to focus our limited resources on making NVDA training available to the grassroots people on the land in the Keystone XL pipeline proposed route,”

 

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"During the discussion, Debra White Plume of Owe Aku, a Lakota grandmother, spoke in favor of the Resolution. The facts presented by Mrs. White Plume not only spoke to the reasons to oppose the pipeline, but also demonstrated the success of education and training about protection of sacred water." “Pila miya, to James Cross of Tribal Council, for bringing this, and all the council members here,” she stated. “We are ready to move on in our Tour, every door to opposing the KXL is closing one by one. Soon the only door left open will be direct action. We intend to focus our limited resources on making NVDA training available to the grassroots people on the land in the Keystone XL pipeline proposed route,”

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Fasting and Idle No More A Spark Lit the Fire - Native News Network

Fasting and Idle No More A Spark Lit the Fire - Native News Network | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence embarked on her 44 day fast, which was really a spiritual journey, she demonstrated her courage to do this for her people and it awakened the spirit of nations. Many immediately began their own actions in support. An online event began on December 12 in support of Chief Theresa Spence. The goal was simple and it spiritual.

 

Non-natives have joined in the fight because much of the changes already in place and the many more to come will impact the entire Turtle Island and that is a cause for great concern. Our waterways are at a high risk for pollution now and with very little protection many communities will sink deeper into poverty. The ecosystem cannot survive if it not protected, life on our Mother Earth will become extinct.

 

So I applaud everyone who has decided to stand up and speak out. We cannot allow things to continue the way they have been, our future generations need us to remind our governments how important it is to protect environment, lives and the rights of the First Nations. The fire has been lit and it is up to us to keep it burning for the sake of all my relations.

 

- This article published in the Spring issue of Whisper n Thunder www.whispernthunder.org

- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whisper-n-Thunder-Fan-Page/145996572092902?fref=ts

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So I applaud everyone who has decided to stand up and speak out. We cannot allow things to continue the way they have been, our future generations need us to remind our governments how important it is to protect environment, lives and the rights of the First Nations. The fire has been lit and it is up to us to keep it burning for the sake of all my relations.

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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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#IdleNoMoreRally, Madison, Wisconsin Week Jan. 20- Feb. 2, 2013 - Honoe the treaties #NoPenokeeMine

Published on Jan 20, 2013 Idle No More Rally, Madison, Wisconsin. Don't believe what the media is reporting -- that Wisconsin has a "new" Gov. Scott Walker that will avoid divisive issues and seek bipartisanship. On a cold Sunday evening, Native Tribes and supporters gathered at the Capitol to demand that Wisconsin honors treaties with Native American Nations. Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor also talks about her business experience (29:30)

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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

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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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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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Profile of a courageous campaigner - meet Crystal Lameman #idlenomore no #tarsands #keystone

Profile of a courageous campaigner - meet Crystal Lameman #idlenomore no #tarsands #keystone | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Profile of a courageous campaigner - meet Crystal Lameman - RAVEN is so proud to be working with Crystal - her fierce dedication and determination are inspiring! - CANADA - Profile on Beaver Lake Cree activist Crystal Lameman and the great work being done to highlight the cause

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CANADA - Profile on Beaver Lake Cree activist Crystal Lameman and the great work being done to highlight the cause ...tar sands, and pipelines.

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#Idlenomore Harlem Shake Aamjiwnaang Edition *The Indignants* - the children will out dance you any day.

Mar 18, 2013

The IdleNoMore Harlem Shake Aamjiwnaang Edition. During The Ultimate Toxic Tour of Canada's Chemical Valley. Around 100 people took part in the 10 KM toxic walk. March 15th 2013.

Filmed and Edited by Mike Roy
Recorded in Aamjiwnaang, and Sarnia, Ontario Canada (15th March 2013)
Pictures http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?se...

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Twitter: @theindignants
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Great Plains #TarSands Resistance: Introduction - no #keystone @barackobama #idlenomore #WATER

Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance is a coalition fighting the expansion and construction of Tar Sands infrastructure in the Great Plains. We are in explicit solidarity with peoples indigenous to this continent, communities near the point of extraction, and communities living in proximity to these toxic, cancer-causing refineries. 
GPTSR on FaceBook: http://on.fb.me/YEqk1J
GPTSR on Web: http://bit.ly/Yz98Y9

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Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance is a coalition fighting the expansion and construction of Tar Sands infrastructure in the Great Plains. We are in explicit solidarity with peoples indigenous to this continent, communities near the point of extraction, and communities living in proximity to these toxic, cancer-causing refineries. 
GPTSR on FaceBook: http://on.fb.me/YEqk1J
GPTSR on Web: http://bit.ly/Yz98Y9

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HudBay sues First Nation over #IdleNoMore blockade - Manitoba - CBC News - mining onto stolen treaty lands

HudBay sues First Nation over #IdleNoMore blockade - Manitoba - CBC News - mining onto stolen treaty lands | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

‎"Actually we didn't organize blockades. We organized demonstrations where you go and exercise some of our treaty rights on our ancestral lands... HudBay and the Manitoba government should have obtained consent from area aboriginals before going ahead with development. The band never surrendered its rights to the land and resources."

- Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Chief Arlen Dumas

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‎"Actually we didn't organize blockades. We organized demonstrations where you go and exercise some of our treaty rights on our ancestral lands... HudBay and the Manitoba government should have obtained consent from area aboriginals before going ahead with development. The band never surrendered its rights to the land and resources."

- Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Chief Arlen Dumas

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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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LIVE Broadcast Tuesday April 9th, 2013 WI State of the Tribes (SOTA) Address by Chairman Gordon Thayer - Indian Country News

LIVE Broadcast Tuesday April 9th, 2013 WI State of the Tribes (SOTA) Address by Chairman Gordon Thayer - Indian Country News | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
WI State of the Tribes (SOTA) Address by Chairman Gordon Thayer

LIVE Broadcast Tuesday April 9th, 2013

Join IndianCountryTV. Tuesday April 9th, 2013 for a LIVE Broadcast of the 2013 Wisconsin State of the Tribes Address from the State Capital Floor of the Assembly. 1:00pm (cst) for presentation.

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LIVE Broadcast Tuesday April 9th, 2013 - Join IndianCountryTV. Tuesday April 9th, 2013 for a LIVE Broadcast of the 2013 Wisconsin State of the Tribes Address from the State Capital Floor of the Assembly at 1:00pm (cst). We are unsure about the LIVE Broadcast status at  for the 12:00 East Capital Outside Ceremony. ICTV will be set up on the floor of the Assembly for the approximate 1 hour presentation at 1pm. This Digital Player will carry the LIVE Broadcast.

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The Tar Sands Disaster @barackobama must do what’s best for America no #keystone #tarsands #idlenomore

The Tar Sands Disaster @barackobama must do what’s best for America no #keystone #tarsands #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

President Obama will be doing Canada a favor if he blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.

 

The most obvious reason is that tar sands production is one of the world’s most environmentally damaging activities. It wrecks vast areas of boreal forest through surface mining and subsurface production. It sucks up huge quantities of water from local rivers, turns it into toxic waste and dumps the contaminated water into tailing ponds that now cover nearly 70 square miles.

 

Also, bitumen is junk energy. A joule, or unit of energy, invested in extracting and processing bitumen returns only four to six joules in the form of crude oil. In contrast, conventional oil production in North America returns about 15 joules. Because almost all of the input energy in tar sands production comes from fossil fuels, the process generates significantly more carbon dioxide than conventional oil production.

 
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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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* This is not an Enbridge Kool Aid - this is Mother Earth, and Nibi

THANK YOU! The response to this video has been amazing. I am very grateful. Thank you to everyone who has shared it and signed the petition. If you haven't s...
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This is a response to oil giant Enbridge. Their animation of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline in which they deleted all the islands in the Douglas Channel in British Columbia Canada.


For more details, check out the news article here :: Enbridge pipelines have already caused irreversable impacts tot the environment including Minnesota, and Michigan and Canada.

 

Article :: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/17/lori-waters-enbridge-video-complaint_n_1793400.html?

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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,...

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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, Ontario.

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Red Lake Protest Encampment Against Tar Sands and Enbridge Pipeline 67 - #idlenomore

Members of the Red Lake Band founded a protest encampment last week to protest the Enbridge Aberta Clipper Pipeline (pipeline 67) that runs under Red Lake lands, threatening to further pollute the groundwater with future spills and degrade the quality of life for all by increasing exploitation of the Tar Sands and causing climate change.


For more information on First Nations struggles against Enbridge, Keystone XL, and Tar Sands see: http://www.ienearth.org/


Video by Soren Sorensen, @seksi on twitter: https://twitter.com/seksi

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Members of the Red Lake Band founded a protest encampment last week to protest the Enbridge Aberta Clipper Pipeline (pipeline 67) that runs under Red Lake lands, threatening to further pollute the groundwater with future spills and degrade the quality of life for all by increasing exploitation of the Tar Sands and causing climate change.


For more information on First Nations struggles against Enbridge, Keystone XL, and Tar Sands see: http://www.ienearth.org/


Video by Soren Sorensen, @seksi on twitter: https://twitter.com/seksi

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Sustainable Man Vs. The #Keystone XL Pipeline | Watch Now - #idlenomore with us @barackobama protect our lands, and water

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We attended the "Forward On Climate Rally" and made this video about it. Thanks to all those we met and agreed to be a part of the video. Vandana Shiva said "When you do the right thing by the Earth, she gives you great company" and we've certainly found that to be true.

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We attended the "Forward On Climate Rally" and made this video about it. Thanks to all those we met and agreed to be a part of the video. Vandana Shiva said "When you do the right thing by the Earth, she gives you great company" and we've certainly found that to be true.

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When It Rains by Cara Mumford | imagineNATIVE Blog - #idlenomore bring them HOME Stop the #trafficking

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The Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) an artistic commission by imagineNATIVE and national exhibition of four, one-minute digital works by award-winning Canadian Indigenous filmmakers celebrating and honouring Indigenous women and their contributions as strong, successful and valued members of society. Each artist will post about the project and their works leading up to the imagineNATIVE 2012.  More information about SSDI

 
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The Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) an artistic commission by imagineNATIVE and national exhibition of four, one-minute digital works by award-winning Canadian Indigenous filmmakers celebrating and honouring Indigenous women and their contributions as strong, successful and valued members of society. Each artist will post about the project and their works leading up to the imagineNATIVE 2012.  More information about SSDI

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

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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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