* 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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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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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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Water is Life #8 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (7:23) - Indian Country News #IdleNoMore #WATER

Water is Life #8 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (7:23) - Indian Country News #IdleNoMore #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Water is Life #8 - Defending Clean Water in the Penokees (7:23)

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Today we start on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation with two young men who went out spearing with the grandfather the night before and brought in two large Muskies. One that they donated to the LCO Harvest Camp in the Penokee Hills National Heritage Park that some people had thought would become the world's largest Open Pit mine. Since the spring of 2013 LCO members have established a base camp for resource gathering and historical study that is opened to the public to visit in Iron County, Wisconsin. With Paul DeMain in the Penokee Hills.

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"...Paul DeMain -- Please use your share button and reshare "Water is Life, Defending Clean Water in the Penokees" with your friends and relatives. We already know that trolls and others in favor of a proposed open pit mine here won't do that, but you can help spread the word about establishing the Penokee Hills National Heritage Park only if you share the information to others. Miigwetch...." - Today we start on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation with two young men who went out spearing with the grandfather the night before and brought in two large Muskies. One that they donated to the LCO Harvest Camp in the Penokee Hills National Heritage Park that some people had thought would become the world's largest Open Pit mine. Since the spring of 2013 LCO members have established a base camp for resource gathering and historical study that is opened to the public to visit in Iron County, Wisconsin. With Paul DeMain in the Penokee Hills.
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Wisconsin’s Mining Sellout - Deeply flawed mining... #NoPenokeeMine #WATER #idlenomore #BadRiver

Wisconsin’s Mining Sellout - Deeply flawed mining... #NoPenokeeMine #WATER #idlenomore #BadRiver | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

“We have a plethora of defenses in our war chest...wrap your minds around the fact that this is not going to happen.”
Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins, repeating at a 
Lawrence University forum what he had said to Democratic 
legislators and the lone Republican holdout, Sen. Dale Schultz 
of Richland Center, on the proposed open pit mine in 
the Penokee Mountains.

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"Yet mainstream media has been dismissive of the report. Bjornerud names a major chain that owns many area dailies." - The mainstream media should be ASHAMED of themselves for not reporting the truth and facts. The mainstream media themselves are bought and paid for. They didn't soundbite the term, "Controversial Bill ... Relaxes Mining Regulations," until the  day of signing it into law. With that meme, Wisconsinites would have questioned the motives.

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The Living Waters - A brief video about the William J Poupart Tribal Fish Hatchery in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

A brief video about the William J Poupart Tribal Fish Hatchery in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin - The Hunters Voice II.

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2012 Tribal Fish Hatchery Production - Give more than what is taken - #IdleNoMore #honorthetreaties

2012 Tribal Fish Hatchery Production - Give more than what is taken - #IdleNoMore #honorthetreaties | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Greg Johnson

Hmmmmm, I see that we give more that we take, so in essence the sports fishing chimokes are catching the rest of fish raised by our amazing Tribal fish hatchery's. Something to be proud of my fellow Ojibwes!

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Greg Johnson

Hmmmmm, I see that we give more that we take, so in essence the sports fishing chimokes are catching the rest of fish raised by our amazing Tribal fish hatchery's. Something to be proud of my fellow Ojibwes!

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Defending Clean Water in the Penokees - Part 1 (5m:45s) - Indian Country News - #idlenomore #nomine #wimine #WATER

Defending Clean Water in the Penokees - Part 1 (5m:45s) - Indian Country News - #idlenomore #nomine #wimine #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

During 2012 and 2013 the Bad River Ojibwe Band, along with all of Wisconsin's tribes, northern Wisconsin citizens, mayors and county board members attempted to defeat and impact a proposed Open Pit Mining Bill that allow for filling of wetlands, degradation of water and air quality, and potential impacts on river and streams just south of the Bad River Reservation, all which flow in the Bad River that flows thru the reservation.


 This video, Part 1 and many more to be made, highlight events, speakers, and statements by those who have contributed their voices to the discussion and warnings by those willing to protect clean water, clean air and treaty resources. There will never be a mine in the Penokees! - IndianCountryTV.com

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During 2012 and 2013 the Bad River Ojibwe Band, along with all of Wisconsin's tribes, northern Wisconsin citizens, mayors and county board members attempted to defeat and impact a proposed Open Pit Mining Bill that allow for filling of wetlands, degradation of water and air quality, and potential impacts on river and streams just south of the Bad River Reservation, all which flow in the Bad River that flows thru the reservation.


 This video, Part 1 and many more to be made, highlight events, speakers, and statements by those who have contributed their voices to the discussion and warnings by those willing to protect clean water, clean air and treaty resources. There will never be a mine in the Penokees! - IndianCountryTV.com

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Walker: #wimine site work should start soon - its hasn't been a blink of an eye - #IdleNoMore Let the battle begin.

Walker: #wimine site work should start soon - its hasn't been a blink of an eye - #IdleNoMore Let the battle begin. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Site work at the proposed $1.5 billion Gogebic open-pit iron ore mine in far northern Wisconsin should begin soon, despite expected legal challenges to the project, Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday in Chippewa Falls.
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Rainbow Warriors, Ogichidaa's ... it hasn't been a blink of an eye yet. The GOP continues to ignore the Public Trust Doctrine, Water Quality Standards, and the Soverign Nations of the Treaty Ceded Lands. 

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A Penokees Primer - Protect #BadRiver #Penokees #WATER - #IdleNoMore Wis. #nomine #wimine

Get to know the Penokee Hills of Wisconsin. Mining interests are hoping to blast an open pit taconite mine into this water-rich landscape that includes the headwaters of the Bad River. Keep informed about this and other mining issues at ::

Facebook.com/TrustTheDocumentary, and, TrustTheDocumentary.com

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HANDS OFF! OUR GREAT LAKES REGION

BILL INTENTION OF HARM 
The Senate Admits in the Bill, Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst. “If the law is challenged and ends up in court, the judge needs to know it was the Legislature’s intent to allow adverse (environmental) impacts. That way, a judge can’t find fault if the environment is impacted.” - Senate passed party-line 17-16 to AB/SB1 on 02.27.13

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Mining bill author admits it will cause environmental harm : adverse effects presumed necessary.

Mining bill author admits it will cause environmental harm : adverse effects presumed necessary. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

But Sen. Tom Tiffany says wording changes in the legislation were designed to protect the state from a legal challenge. - “We are simply being honest,” Tiffany says. “There will be some impacts but they will be limited. Changing the word 'unnecessary' to 'necessary' lets the judge know it was the Legislature’s intent that there will be some adverse impacts."

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“The bill reflects the reality of mining. There are going to be some impacts to the environment above the iron ore body,” said Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst. “If the law is challenged and ends up in court, the judge needs to know it was the Legislature’s intent to allow adverse (environmental) impacts. That way, a judge can’t find fault if the environment is impacted.”

Tiffany made the admission after being asked Thursday in an interview with the Cap Times how Republicans could continue to claim the mining bill doesn't risk environmental harm when:

It specifically changes the wording of existing state permitting law from “significant adverse affects (to wetlands) are presumed to be unnecessary” to “significant adverse affects are presumed to be necessary.”Bill Williams, present of Gogebic Taconite, which is proposing a massive iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties, said in a recent Wisconsin State Journal article that as much as 30 to 40 percent of the 3,300 acres it is leasing could be covered by waste piles if it builds a $1.2 billion open-pit iron ore mine.The land above the rich vein of iron ore contains hundreds of acres of wetlands, numerous pristine trout streams and several small tributaries that feed into the Bad River. The Bad River wends its way to Lake Superior through the Bad River Indian Reservation, which includes culturally and economically significant rice beds.

“We are simply being honest,” Tiffany says. “There will be some impacts but they will be limited. Changing the word 'unnecessary' to 'necessary' lets the judge know it was the Legislature’s intent that there will be some adverse impacts.”

In a legal context, the wording change proves lawmakers knowingly passed a bill that they accepted would cause some harm to the environment, Tiffany adds, making it more difficult for a lawsuit to be successful on the grounds that a mining permit caused harm to the environment.


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Mining companies generally only work in the best interest of the shareholder, when will people wake up?

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State Senate approves mining bill; Assembly vote expected next week : #idleNoMore Wis. #WATER #nomine

State Senate approves mining bill; Assembly vote expected next week : #idleNoMore Wis. #WATER #nomine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Republicans inched closer Wednesday to passing their divisive mining measure. Powerless to stop the bill, Democrats chose to stall.
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One of the bill’s staunchest opponents is the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The tribe’s reservation lies just north of the mine site, and members fear the mine would pollute the reservation’s water and destroy their wild rice beds.

 

As debate began in the Senate, tribal members joined with the usual daily group of about 100 protesters two floors down in the Capitol to sing songs, play drums, dance and hold anti-mine signs.

 

"Scary is not the word for it," said Annie Maday, a 60-year-old Bad River tribal council member. "It’s devastating. They’re going to destroy my home."


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Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's comment, March 3, 2013 11:07 AM
Its much bigger than this mine .. its a national, and international war on the environmental protections. We have only begun to fight this. We are all in this together.
Sierra Dragoncaller's comment, March 3, 2013 11:17 AM
reposting in care2 ...so sick of living in Wisconsin but we must fight
Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's comment, March 3, 2013 11:19 AM
I refuse to leave our ancestors homeland ... sigh, I am tired of it too.
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Harper’s government says “different context” explains mixed messages to First Nations and oil industry - environmental reforms

Harper’s government says “different context” explains mixed messages to First Nations and oil industry - environmental reforms | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

March 2, 2013 - OTTAWA-Environment Canada says a “very different context” for separate meetings led it to recommend giving First Nations little advance notice about the Harper government’s plans to overhaul Canada’s conservation laws.

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Question, who is part of the Great Lakes that binds us to Canada? Wis., Minn, and Michigan. -

 

OTTAWA-Environment Canada says a “very different context” for separate meetings led it to recommend giving First Nations little advance notice about the Harper government’s plans to overhaul Canada’s conservation laws.

A few days after the department recommended that Environment Minister Peter Kent tell Aboriginal leaders at a special January 2012 summit that news about the pending changes was “speculative,” it recommended that he and his parliamentary secretary, Calgary-area Tory MP Michelle Rempel, tell oil and pipeline stakeholders that their industry interests were “top of mind concerns” to be addressed with “very controversial” changes.

 

The briefing notes for Rempel also recommended that she ask oilsands company, CNRL, for its support in promoting the reforms to counter their controversial nature.

 

It took Environment Canada more than a week to explain its mixed messages about the changes, which have provoked a national protest movement that adopted the “Idle No More” slogan to defend the rights of Aboriginal Canadians.

 
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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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Footage courtesy of Streamer Chaous64 @http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chaous64
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FracingInWis... and @ Twitter:https://twitter.com/FracSandBoom

  

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"Absolutely" Fitz Has Votes to Pass #wimine Bill #nomine #BadRiver #IdleNoMore

February 20, 2013 - After Governor Walker's budget address, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Republican caucus "absolutely" has enough votes ...
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So Fitzgerald speaks for his collegues? Is he 100% certain that he has all the votes to pass the atrocious mining bill that relieves environmental standards and allows pollution to the air, lands, and water? We shall see ... there are actual human beings that have a heart as a human being that are second guessing things? You never know.

 

"February 20, 2013 - After Governor Walker's budget address, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Republican caucus "absolutely" has enough votes to pass the mining bill and that it is scheduled for a vote in the Senate on Wednesday, February 27, 2013." - WCMCTV

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Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land! - #IdleNoMore There are currently 1,974 signatures

Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land! - #IdleNoMore There are currently 1,974 signatures | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land!

By Betsy Bacon (Contact)

To be delivered to: Governor Scott Walker

PETITION STATEMENTPlease tell the Department of Natural Resources to stop the Penokee Hills mine from going forward and end harassment of activists opposing it.Petition Background

Scott Walker is allowing a 22 mile-long, 1000 foot-deep strip mine to proceed in Northern Wisconsin's Penokee Hills region, which contains the headwaters of the Bad River and Lake Superior. The mine could cause asbestos dust and sulfuric acid leeching that would destroy the Bad River reservation, as well as many other downstream ecosystems. The mining company isn't earning our trust either - they've used private paramilitary groups for security, and Walker's DNR has pressured an educational camp be criminally prosecuted for studying the mine. We have a cabin nearby and grew up taking our kids to this beautiful, special, and sacred place. Please help us save it. --Betsy Bacon, Cornucopia, WI

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Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land! - #IdleNoMore There are currently 1,974 signatures

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NIGA Chairman's Leadership Award Goes to Former Wisconsin Governor

NIGA Chairman's Leadership Award Goes to Former Wisconsin Governor | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
NIGA Chairman's Leadership Award Goes to Former Wisconsin Governor Doyle.

"This is a man who understands what is good for Indian country, is good for all of us," Chairman Stevens said. "Governor Doyle worked with tribes sign compacts that respected tribal sovereignty and the federal Indian Trust Responsibility, we need more leaders who want to build bridges with Indian country, and we respect what he accomplished for the State of Wisconsin."


"There is so much more at stake here, I am very proud for what we have and accomplished together, a system of consultation that required every one of my cabinet members to visit every single reservation annually, passed Indian child welfare legislation, and moved on environmental issues," Governor Doyle said. "All of this produced much better results. I congratulate all of the tribes who fought to protect their sovereign rights."   

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"There is so much more at stake here, I am very proud for what we have and accomplished together, a system of consultation that required every one of my cabinet members to visit every single reservation annually, passed Indian child welfare legislation, and moved on environmental issues," Governor Doyle said. "All of this produced much better results. I congratulate all of the tribes who fought to protect their sovereign rights."   --- *** --- Something that Gov. Walker cannot obtain this honor as of yet to date. - he polarized that relationship with the tribes along with DNR Cathy Stepp. Good luck gaining that honor and trust Gov. Walker with the actions he acts on. 

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Woods Person: The Colonel’s Recipe Revealed! - Leslie Kolesar, "I have not read the new mining bill"

Woods Person: The Colonel’s Recipe Revealed! - Leslie Kolesar, "I have not read the new mining bill" | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

At the end of the [Iron County Mining Impact Comittee] meeting, during public comment period, Leslie Kolesar, chair of the committee, which by law, is supposed to be in an “adversarial” relationship with the mining company, said something to the effect of, "I have not read the new mining bill, it’s much too complicated." This from the person who has been campaigning for more than a year for passage of that bill, from a person who made videos for the Wisconsin Mining Association (at county taxpayer expense) while wearing her Wisconsin Mining Association tee shirt, who absolutely “glowed” while posing with our governor at the signing ceremony, and, who seems, sadly, to have absolutely no concept of “conflict of interest.”


This from the person who has been campaigning for more than a year for passage of that bill, from a person who made videos for the Wisconsin Mining Association (at county taxpayer expense) while wearing her Wisconsin Mining Association tee shirt,  who absolutely “glowed” while posing with our governor at the signing ceremony, and, who seems, sadly, to have absolutely no concept of “conflict of interest.”


Posted Yesterday by Woodsperson

http://woodsperson.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-colonels-recipe-revealed.html

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Leslie Kolesar, Iron County Mining Impact Comittee, "I have not read the new mining bill..." - Well, imagine that ... if had read the bill, one would have questioned the support of AB/SB1. Most of us who opposed the bill, and oppose the Penokee Mine, have.

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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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#BadRiver Band Establishes Legal Defense Fund to Stop Proposed Iron-Ore #wimine #idlenomore

#BadRiver Band Establishes Legal Defense Fund to Stop Proposed Iron-Ore #wimine #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa chairman on March 15 announced a defense fund to fight a proposed iron-ore mine.

 

Wiggins will be a panelist at the Minnesota Idle No More Environmental and Treaty Rights Symposium on March 22 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

 

Donations for Bad River’s fight can be sent through the tribal government website or to the mailing address supplied at badriver-nsn.gov.

 

“This ecosystem is as good as what we have left in the state and in the world,” Wiggins said. “We all have an impact on the environment. We really have to humble ourselves. Environmental stewardship is a sacrifice.”

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/03/19/bad-river-band-establishes-legal-defense-fund-stop-proposed-iron-ore-mine-148251
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The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa chairman on March 15 announced a defense fund to fight a proposed iron-ore mine.

 

Wiggins will be a panelist at the Minnesota Idle No More Environmental and Treaty Rights Symposium on March 22 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

 

Donations for Bad River’s fight can be sent through the tribal government website or to the mailing address supplied at badriver-nsn.gov.

 

“This ecosystem is as good as what we have left in the state and in the world,” Wiggins said. “We all have an impact on the environment. We really have to humble ourselves. Environmental stewardship is a sacrifice.”

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/03/19/bad-river-band-establishes-legal-defense-fund-stop-proposed-iron-ore-mine-148251
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Wisconsin uses over 2 trillion gallons of water a year - HANDS OFF OUR #WATER

Wisconsin uses over 2 trillion gallons of water a year - HANDS OFF OUR #WATER | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
In one year, Wisconsin power plants, municipalities, large farmers, papermakers and other industries take more than two trillion gallons of water out of lakes, rivers and underground aquifers.
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"The largest users by far of the state's lakes and rivers are 30 power plants with total withdrawals of more than 1.6 trillion gallons in 2011 - 84.6% of all surface water used in the state in a year."

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Wis. GOP #wimine Bill jeopardizes public health & DNR Stop Order & Exemptions to #WATER #IdleNoMore

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AB 1/SB 1: Iron Mining Bill
This mining bill jeopardizes the health of our families and our environment to support the interests of wealthy, out-of-state mining executives. Here are some of the most egregious provisions in the bill.

 

Potential for acid mine drainage
Acid mine drainage occurs when sulfur-containing ore or waste rock is exposed to the environment. The sulfur in this rock reacts with water and oxygen to create sulfuric acid. This acidifies surrounding waters and soils, killing wildlife and damaging ecosystems. The acid can also cause toxic metals such as arsenic or cadmium to leach from mine wastes, contaminating lakes, rivers and groundwater. This bill alters several provisions meant to protect our waterways from this acid mine drainage.
• The DNR and the US Geological Survey agree there is sulfide-containing rock in the area of Northern Wisconsin’s iron deposit in the Penokee Range, and we only have to look as far as northern Minnesota and the Dunka taconite mine for an example of such waste rock leading to acid mine drainage.
• The bill amends the current sulfide mining moratorium, so that it does not apply to iron mining even if sulfide-containing materials are found. (p. 19)

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AB 1/SB 1: Iron Mining Bill

This mining bill jeopardizes the health of our families and our environment to support the interests of wealthy, out-of-state mining executives. Here are some of the most egregious provisions in the bill.

 

Potential for acid mine drainage
Acid mine drainage occurs when sulfur-containing ore or waste rock is exposed to the environment. The sulfur in this rock reacts with water and oxygen to create sulfuric acid. This acidifies surrounding waters and soils, killing wildlife and damaging ecosystems. The acid can also cause toxic metals such as arsenic or cadmium to leach from mine wastes, contaminating lakes, rivers and groundwater. This bill alters several provisions meant to protect our waterways from this acid mine drainage.
• The DNR and the US Geological Survey agree there is sulfide-containing rock in the area of Northern Wisconsin’s iron deposit in the Penokee Range, and we only have to look as far as northern Minnesota and the Dunka taconite mine for an example of such waste rock leading to acid mine drainage.
• The bill amends the current sulfide mining moratorium, so that it does not apply to iron mining even if sulfide-containing materials are found. (p. 19)

 

http://www.cleanwisconsin.org/proxy.php?filename=files%2FAB1SB1_Mining_Final.pdf

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DNR Enforcement Powers Diminished in #wimine - #IdleNoMore #nomine #lakesuperior #BadRiver #WATER

February 25, 2013 - Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) tries to restore the DNR's authority to issue stop orders in the event that mining operations threaten public ...Video/Reporting by Rebecca Kemble - Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

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February 25, 2013 - Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) tries to restore the DNR's authority to issue stop orders in the event that mining operations threaten public ...Video/Reporting by Rebecca Kemble - Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

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Mining Bill Fractures Community - #IdleNoMore Wis. #WCMC #BadRiver #WATER #nomine

Mining Bill Fractures Community - #IdleNoMore Wis. #WCMC #BadRiver #WATER #nomine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

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Authentic News, Locally Grown

March 3, 2013  By Maureen Matusewic [Maureen Matusewic grew up in Hurley, Wisconsin, and recently moved back there.] 

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A Letter from Hurley: "Tell your mothers and your daughters and your granddaughters what you are going to do tonight. Show them this picture of the ice spike and tell them she is a turdsicle. Tell them about the coal plant and the clean water and how the Indians up here are subhuman like my neighbors do. Then tell them you hope other areas will be dynamited and destroyed as well. Tell them you are with Alberta Darling and everything she says."
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Patty Loew: Ojibwe didn't protect wetlands for #wimine : #BadRiver #IdleNoMore Wis.

Patty Loew: Ojibwe didn't protect wetlands for #wimine : #BadRiver #IdleNoMore Wis. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Jobs. It's all about jobs. - Patty Loew, a member of the Bad River of Lake Superior Ojibwe, is a UW-Madison professor in the Department of Life Science Communication and a former producer for WHA-TV public television in Madison.

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Native News Update March 1, 2013 @NFICTVNEWS Senate passes #wimine over opposition - #BadRiver #WATER

This weekend's stories: U.S. House passes VAWA Act; Assembly of First Nations step up communication efforts; Wisconsin Senate passes mining bill over opposition from Tribes; WI Governor demands consensus from Tribes for off-reservation casinos; "Searching for Sugar Man" wins Oscar.

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This weekend's stories: U.S. House passes VAWA Act; Assembly of First Nations step up communication efforts; Wisconsin Senate passes mining bill over opposition from Tribes; WI Governor demands consensus from Tribes for off-reservation casinos; "Searching for Sugar Man" wins Oscar.

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IndianCountryTV.com Library - #IdleNoMore #1000rums #Madison 02/26-02/27 #nomine

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Watch for Live Broadcast notices for Tuesday Feb 26th in the evening around 7pm (cst) and Wednesday from the State Capital in Madison, Wisconsin. Any live feed (or CAM shot) will be in this digital player which is the 24/7 loop of programs:http://livestre.am/5fv

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