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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.



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Enbridge Finds New Obstacles in Expansion. | Honor the Earth

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Enbridge Finds New Obstacles in Expansion. 

White Earth Reservation, MN - September 5th, 2013 - On Wednesday, September 4th the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to authorize a contested case review on the expansion of the “Alberta Clipper” pipeline, also known as Line 67, which is owned by Enbridge Inc. Enbridge plans to invest $159 million in extra pumping stations to increase capacity by 40 percent to 800,000 barrels per day. In July, Enbridge won PUC approval for a smaller capacity increase in which Honor the Earth’s executive director, Winona LaDuke put forward testimony opposing such actions:

 

“Line 67 transports tar sands, more specifically, dilbit- diluted bitumen. Dilbit oil requires higher temperatures and more pressure to move the thick sludge and creates a much larger risk of pipe corrosion, significantly increasing the likelihood of spillage. Tar sands oil is 15-20 times higher in acidity than conventional oil and up to 7 times as viscous (thicker and greater volume)…. Expanding pipeline carrying capacity poses an extreme risk for the wetlands of northern Minnesota. This will be an ecological risk, and will be a huge risk to property owners in the North Country, whether tribal governments, tribal members, or any Minnesotan, including those who have an interest in public lands traversed by the pipeline.”

 

The next step for Enbridge is to appear before an administrative law judge where a contested case hearing will take place. During this hearing Enbridge will have the opportunity to present legal arguments before a judge who will issue findings, the decision on whether to approve Enbridge’s request will be left for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. In the coming months a number of environmental organizations will be opposing the expansion, citing economic, environmental and social impacts.

 

Honor the Earth this week is hosting three benefit concerts with the Indigo Girls, a Grammy award winning duo- in Madison, Wisconsin, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Bayfield Wisconsin, where the Enbridge pipeline will be discussed in information and literature. As well, Honor will launch a new set of billboards – on I-35 south of Duluth and on Highway 2 east of Bemidji, regarding the proposed Enbridge expansions. Honor the Earth is also concerned about the newly proposed Sandpiper pipeline intended to carry Bakken, North Dakota field fracked oil through Clearwater, Hubbard and a number of other counties. Enbridge employees are now surveying and intend to purchase 2,000 easements in these counties in the upcoming months. The new Sandpiper line will carry a highly volatile substance of which the most recent explosions were evidenced by the vaporizing of 40 buildings and 47 people in the town of Lac-Mégantic. Quebec. As well, recent publications have documented widespread water contamination issues as a result of the aggressive fracking in the Bakken Oil Fields. The Sandpiper line is also an Enbridge project.

 

For more information contact Honor the Earth Program Coordinator Thomas Ferrarell at TJF@honorearth.org or 218-375-3200

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Massive Mine Proposed at Oak Flat, Sacred Tribal Land

Massive Mine Proposed at Oak Flat, Sacred Tribal Land | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The planned Rosemont Copper Mine just south of Tucson isn’t the only mining controversy in Arizona. It isn’t even the biggest.
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"From Lake Superior to Superior, AZ the Rio Tinto copper mining company is threatening the environment of Native people. Oak Flat, sacred to the San Carlos Apache where spiritual beings dwell, is will be damaged and destroyed by block-cave mining." - Niijii Radio(tm) 89-9 White Earth, MN s

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The Political Environment: Ultimate GOP Environmental Target In Wisconsin Is The Public Trust Doctrine #WATERisLIFE

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Ultimate GOP Environmental Target In Wisconsin Is The Public Trust Doctrine 

There is a principle in state law and history known as the Public Trust Doctrine. Though awkwardly titled, it's crucial to Wisconsin's appeal by guaranteeing everyone here the right to access and enjoy all waters in the state.

The Public Trust Doctrine dates to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - - long before Wisconsin statehood - - and is etched as Article IX in the Wisconsin State Constitution.

You can read about it on a DNR website, here.

But this basic Wisconsin birthright remains under continuous assault by Gov. Walker, Republican legislators, business groups and even short-sighted judges.

And you don't have to be a water expert of political scientist to see there removing the Public Trust Doctrine from the state constitution, or watering it down to insignificance is atop the GOP's conservative and anti-conservation agenda.

The evidence:

 

*  Wetlands preservation statewide has already been weakened through sweetheart legislation at the behest ofdevelopers and real estate interests. Walker signed the February, 2012 that allowing more encroachment into wetlands at a convention of cheering Realtors.

*  Even earlier, Walker had sent three signals that Wisconsin's waters and wetlands were open to pollution, weakened regulation or outright draining and filling:

He blocked rules designed to keep toxic phosphorus out of state waters, supported a special bill to let a developer fill a 12-acre wetland near Lambeau Field and signed a measure ending the requirement that all municipalities install water system disinfecting and testing equipment.

*  Walker is helping to extend years of delays that have allowed a large, coal-burning Lake Michigan ferry to dump overboard 3.8 tons of coal ash every day of its Manitowoc-to-Ludington, MI sailing season. 

*  Thousands of northern Wisconsin acres rich in water resources are about to be cordoned off, and then - - if Walker and his legislative allies get their way - - blasted apart and cleared for an open-pit mine that will leak acidic drainage across the Bad River watershed at the edge of Lake Superior from layers of dynamited sulfide-bearing rock.

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp set aside the traditional honest-broker role of agency chief and backed the passage of the mining bill, then took to right-wing AM talk radio when the bill faced an initial defeat for a partisan rant.

*  The DNR is so anxious to shrug off its neutrality, let alone the resource protection advocacy assigned to it my Public Trust Doctrine responsibilities and legal precedents that it is not contesting a Waukesha County lower court ruling that blocks the agency from opening a large lake to public access as the Public Trust Doctrine mandates.

The agency has its own legal staff and the Attorney General's team at its disposal, but the attitude is, 'gee, our hands are tied.'

It DNR even gave kid gloves treatment to a politically-connected septic waste hauler who dumped too much human waste on farm fields near residential wells. 

*  Likewise, the DNR is not fighting for Public Trust guaranteed groundwater protections. Instead our deliberately-passive DNR with the "chamber-of-commerce mentality" that Walker installed at the top is intentionally enabling large water users, including industrial-scale dairies and scores of new frac sand mines.

*  The same DNR that says it really doesn't have any power to protect water rights in the public interest is busy working to give shoreline builders more construction "flexibility" - - or as others call it - - a greater water rights "give-away." 

Both Stepp and her deputy, Matt Moroney, came from the building industry.

*  And the Walkerites - - both at the top of the DNR, in corporations and at lobbying groups across the state - - will be emboldened by a recent 4-3 State Supreme Court ruling written by big business captive David Prosser that willhelp the DNR further retreat from strong Public Trust Doctrine implementation.

On behalf of big business, donors and the private sector, Walker and his allies are draining the Public Trust Doctrine's effectiveness from the state constitution, or about to launch a full frontal assault as they discussing with constitutionally-defined voting rights.

Either way, those are our water rights being sold down the river. 


 

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Shaking your head yet ... Wisconsin are you awake yet? #WATERisLIFE - Become #IdleNoMore

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Unimaginably sickening what is about to happen to a part of this state that I love so dearly.

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10 Percent of World's Largest Companies Produce 73 Percent of Greenhouse Gases #ClimateChange

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Growing pollution at 50 of the world’s biggest-emitting companies threatens to undermine efforts to prevent catastrophic levels of global warming, according to a new report ...
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50 firms, including Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, Sasol, Arcelor Mittal and RWE, are responsible for 73 percent of all the greenhouse gas emissions reported by the world’s largest 500 listed companies—which together represent $87 trillion in investments.

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Woodland Indian Educational Programs

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Native American educational programs/resources for museums, schools, powwows, and historical/cultural events. Outreach programs available for students, artwork, workshops for museum staff, exhibit...
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World's two biggest mining companies want to mine sacred lands and a public campground - STOP IT @BarackObama

World's two biggest mining companies want to mine sacred lands and a public campground - STOP IT @BarackObama | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
United States | Arizona | Superior : Rio Tinto/BHPBilliton

Moonrise over Apache Leap. Credit: Arizona Mining Reform Coalition

World's two biggest mining companies want to mine sacred lands and a public campground


A subsidiary of Rio Tinto and BHPBilliton (the two biggest metal mining companies in the world, by annual revenue and market capitalization) is proposing to mine a rich copper vein on public and private lands east of Superior, Arizona.

Because the copper lies partially under a public campground that has been withdrawn from mining, the company, called Resolution Copper, hopes to pass a land exchange bill in Congress to obtain title to the campground.

A place worth protecting

The proposed mining area is not only prized by birders, campers, climbers and hikers, the tribes in the area consider it sacred. The San Carlos Apache tribe is actively opposed to the land exchange and potential mine because of the destructive impacts it would have on the surrounding ecosystem and traditional use lands.

- See more at: http://www.earthworksaction.org/voices/detail/oak_flat_apache_leap#.UjcF4Makq19

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This Thursday, the U.S. House is expected to vote on HR 687 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013, which would turn over lands sacred to the Apache people, federally protected since the 1950's, and enjoyed by hikers and campers to a foreign copper mining company without allowing for proper community consent.

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Aletta Verhey's comment, September 27, 2013 1:29 PM
I agree with this article because I don't think it's right for them to destruct or even mess with religious lands. Even if they aren't religious to the people who want to mine it, but it means something to the people who live there or practice that certain religion.
Allie Moore's comment, October 1, 2013 9:44 PM
I agree with this article because I don't think they should be allowed to mine in religious or private areas. I agree that they should mine in the canyons or campgrounds.
Mariah Kooyman's comment, October 2, 2013 9:11 PM
I agree completely because it should be required by law that people are not allowed to mine on or anywhere near private properties. It is very disrepspectful to the land owners/managers and the mining company should get fined or something should happen because its just not right. If they need to mine it should be some place vastly far away from where anyone lives or a public place so it does not disrupt anyone.
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EARTHWORKS | HR 761: Threatening #Water Resources, Disenfranchising Communities @BarackObama

EARTHWORKS | HR 761: Threatening #Water Resources, Disenfranchising Communities @BarackObama | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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"The U.S. House is also expected to vote on this proposed bill on Thursday, HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013, which would designate anything pulled from the ground as a "strategic mineral" qualifying the mine for streamlined permit reviews limiting community input, even though nothing in the bill requires that such minerals stay in the United States."

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Help Us To Save The Earth - #NOKXL #ClimateChange #IdleNoMore #Fracking #EarthGuardians

Website: http://www.earthguardians.org We, the Earth Guardian Youth, are committed to standing up for our future and the kind of planet.

 

Help Us To Save The Earth - #IdleNoMore - Help Us To We, the Earth Guardian Youth, are committed to standing up for our future and the kind of planet that we and future generations will inherit. We are taking our concerns about issues that will directly affect us, our communities and our world into action by becoming educated on the issues and creating action plans to address the problems that will determine the kind of world we will be left with.

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Website: http://www.earthguardians.org We, the Earth Guardian Youth, are committed to standing up for our future and the kind of planet. - - #NOKXL #ClimateChange #IdleNoMore #EarthGuardians #Fracking

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The Anti-Bieber: 13-Year-Old Activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Will Address U.N. - The New People (Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg) who are #IdleNoMore

The Anti-Bieber: 13-Year-Old Activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Will Address U.N. - The New People (Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg) who are #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 13-year-old indigenous environmental activist, rapper, public speaker, & youth director for Earth Guardians with a message.
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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 13-year-old indigenous environmental activist, rapper and public speaker from Boulder, Colorado. He is also the youth director of Earth Guardians, a youth based environmental non-profit organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, earth, and atmosphere.- The New People (Osh-ki-bi-ma-di-zeeg) who are #IdleNoMore

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Gaa-Wiizhwenimigwen Ikwewag "We Will Love our Women" Gashkozin. Niibawin. Giigidoon. "Wake Up, Stand Up, Speak Up" | Facebook

Gaa-Wiizhwenimigwen Ikwewag "We Will Love our Women" Gashkozin. Niibawin. Giigidoon. "Wake Up, Stand Up, Speak Up" | Facebook | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

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Gashkozin. Niibawin. Giigidoon. "Wake Up, Stand Up, Speak Up"

Robert Animikii Horton (Bebaamweyaazh) is a member of Rainy River First Nations, a citizen of the Anishinaabe Nation, and from the Marten Clan.

Horton is an educator, internationally-recognized speaker, social and political activist, university instructor, sociologist, and spoken-word poet. Much of his professional emphasis has centered on decolonization strategies, critical pedagogy, indigenous and anti-colonial education, sovereignty and Nationhood, treaty education, social justice, cultivating liberatory ideology, youth empowerment, and community solidarity.

Most recently, Horton’s primary focus is on the matter of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada.

Horton currently serves on the Rainy River First Nations Trust (following the historic 2005 RRFN Land Claim), as a university instructor in Thunder Bay, and has recently been directly involved with; the Anishinaabemowin Anjimaamino Biijigaade Language Revitalization Project, as a Federal Consultation Coordinator for Grand Council Treaty #3, and developer of the Gikino Amawaagan First Nation Student Support Wheel which seeks to empower students and communities, forges long-term partnerships and equity between student support sources with the student kept central to all efforts, and is built utilizing traditional Anishinaabe cultural teachings, philosophies, epistemologies, and worldviews. He is currently a Trustee on the RRFN Land Claim Trust.

An avid writer, Horton’s works have been published in various books such as “Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of Nations” (2013), “Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism” (2011), and included in “Protecting the Circle: Aboriginal Men Ending Violence Against Women.” Horton’s writings – such as “An Open Letter of Apology to my First Nation and Indigenous Sisters”, “From a First Nation Contrarian: Breaking the Spell”, “Cherish Her: A Message to my First Nation Brothers”, “I Dream: An Anishinaabe Dream for the Future”, “Aboriginal: Words Can Be Covert Weapons”, “Idle No More: A Sincere Challenge to my Brothers”, and “Miigwech to our Elders” have also been published by various journalism and editorial sources.

In April 2013, Robert was awarded the St. Cloud State University Graduate of the Last Decade Award for Indigenous and First Nation leadership. Since December, Robert has been directly involved with the Idle No More movement and as a community organizer and orator across Canada. He holds a Bachelors of Sociology, Bachelors of Education, Masters of Sociology, Masters of Education, and an Ontario Secondary Teaching License.

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A calling of the people of the Twin Ports community from Reyna:

The women of Idle No More Duluth, and the Native Alliance, call upon our brothers, the men of our community, to stand in solidarity with us now and have the difficult discussions that are necessary if we are to end the widespread objectification, exploitation, trafficking and other forms of violence all too often directed towards Indigenous and other women, right here in our own community.

I am looking for a few good inini (men) to assist Anthony Hernandez, Lakota and a founding member of the Native Alliance and member of Idle No More Duluth to take the lead in logistics and leg work for this event. Please indicate below if you can help out.

Let's shatter the silence and step up now!

Details will be added as confirmations come in. I am keeping the invitation list small only until I confirm the venue. I am hoping for UW-Superior.

If your group or organization would like to co-sponsor this event, again, please indicate below.

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Gaa-Wiizhwenimigwen Ikwewag "We Will Love our Women" Gashkozin. Niibawin. Giigidoon. "Wake Up, Stand Up, Speak Up" | Spcial Event 09/21/13 Duluth, MN - The women of Idle No More Duluth, and the Native Alliance, call upon our brothers, the men of our community, to stand in solidarity with us now and have the difficult discussions that are necessary if we are to end the widespread objectification, exploitation, trafficking and other forms of violence all too often directed towards Indigenous and other women, right here in our own community. #Ojibwe #Missing #Murdered #Trafficking #VAWA

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Ms. Pouk Hong talk about iron mining at Presh Vihear Province - GTAC Penokee's is of their concern as well in Cambodia for Indigenous Rights

Ms. Phok Hong, Kuy Ethnic Prey Lang Forest Community, Pnheak Rolek village, Tmea commune, Cheysen district, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

 

Ms. Pouk Hong talk about iron mining at Presh Vihear Province - #Indigenous #IdleNoMore

 

You-Tube videos from a group in Cambodia sharing their experiences with an iron mine as well as their concern for people who will be affected by G-TAC's mine. (Note that "Kanoki" is an incorrect spelling of #GTAC #PenokeeMine ) Perhaps there are ways to forge more links between efforts in other countries (like Cambodia) and Wisconsin to deal with iron mines.

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Ms. Pouk Hong talk about iron mining at Presh Vihear Province - #Indigenous #IdleNoMore -- You-Tube videos from a group in Cambodia sharing their experiences with an iron mine as well as their concern for people who will be affected by G-TAC's mine. (Note that "Kanoki" is an incorrect spelling of #GTAC #PenokeeMine ) Perhaps there are ways to forge more links between efforts in other countries (like Cambodia) and Wisconsin to deal with iron mines.

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#TarSands and #DirtyOil Tricks - e New Yorker's statement that "climate change could become uncontainable"

#TarSands and #DirtyOil Tricks - e New Yorker's statement that "climate change could become uncontainable" | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The New Yorker's statement that "climate change could become uncontainable," unfortunately, is not science fiction. If we are so foolish as to burn all fossil fuels, including all coal and unconventional fuels, that result is nearly certain.

 

The New Yorker just published (16 September issue) an excellent article "The President and the Pipeline" on Tom Steyer and the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, advocates for the Canadian government's position ("industry officials") were able to slip in a statement that was not fact checked with me: "They note that Hansen's dire warning about Canada's unconventional oil deposits was based on the assumption that every ounce of oil in the sands would be burned. Only a small fraction of the total estimated reserves is recoverable, and doing so will take decades."

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The New Yorker just published (16 September issue) an excellent article "The President and the Pipeline" on Tom Steyer and the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, advocates for the Canadian government's position ("industry officials") were able to slip in a statement that was not fact checked with me: "They note that Hansen's dire warning about Canada's unconventional oil deposits was based on the assumption that every ounce of oil in the sands would be burned. Only a small fraction of the total estimated reserves is recoverable, and doing so will take decades." #INM #NOKXL #DIRTYOIL 

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NetNewsledger.com - The Full Moon Memory Walk - Sharon Johnson - to honour and remember the missing and murdered Anishinabe & Metis women

NetNewsledger.com - The Full Moon Memory Walk - Sharon Johnson - to honour and remember the missing and murdered Anishinabe & Metis women | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The Full Moon Memory Walk is September 19 2013. Please join in.

 

THUNDER BAY - The Full Moon Memory Walk is a sacred memorial walk to honour and remember the missing and murdered Anishinabe & Metis women in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.


- See more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2013/09/14/full-moon-memory-walk-sharon-johnson/#sthash.ZgDn1GE5.dpuf

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Surface Mining And Its Environmental Costs that are Priceless - Science News - redOrbit #IdleNoMore

Surface Mining And Its Environmental Costs that are Priceless - Science News - redOrbit #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
A new report details how coal retrieved from the Earth through surface mining comes at a significant cost to the ecosystem.
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Same goes for GTAC low grade Taconite Mine - “This analysis shows that the extent of environmental impacts of surface mining practices is staggering, particularly in terms of the relatively small amount of coal that is produced,” said William H. Schlesinger, a professor of biogeochemistry at Duke. “Tremendous environmental capital costs are being incurred for only modest energy gains.” - #NoPenokeeMine

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Gas Line Rupture Co. Hwy 34 East of Greeley Colorado - #IdleNoMore - #DirtyOil #OilSpills

Defenders of the Earth Outreach Mission and Deb Ann Deb shared East Boulder County United's status update.

 

East Boulder County United
Needed immediately: Specific well locations and API numbers with descriptions of overturned tanks or any other infrastructure damage that could be potentially hazardous. We are in contact with the EPA and they are working to secure a mission assessment. They need quality, actionable locations and descriptions. If we can get that they can contract aircraft for assessment and the start of a clean up. The sooner the better.

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URGENT >>>>> SPECIFIC WELL LOCATIONS & DESCRIPTIONS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY >>>>>>> Gas Line Rupture Co. Hwy 34 East of Greeley, East Boulder County, Colorado - #IdleNoMore 

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#SacredFire: The People United Against Fracking - We say #FrackNo #IdleNoMore

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Kent County, New Brunswick - SacredFireNB@gmail.com
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Southern Leg of Keystone #NOKXL Tar Sands Pipeline Flunks Climate Test Too

Southern Leg of Keystone #NOKXL Tar Sands Pipeline Flunks Climate Test Too | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
What the report fails to mention, however, is the central fact that it is the 485-mile southern leg of Keystone XL already being constructed in Texas and Oklahoma—not the pipeline's proposed northern leg—that will give TransCanada strategic access...

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EARTHWORKS: R 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, and HR 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act

EARTHWORKS: R 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, and HR 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Send your letter now!

They’re at it again. The House Majority scheduled floor votes on the same day for two bills contending to be this year’s worst mining bill.

HR 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, and HR 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act will be voted on in the House tomorrow!


HR 687 would privatize federally protected lands- sacred to the Apache Tribe- and turn them over to a foreign mining corporation without federal environmental review and public input.HR 761 would require less public review and fewer environmental protections for all hardrock mines proposed anywhere in the country!

TAKE ACTION: Tell you Member of the House of Representatives to Vote NO on HR 687 and HR 761 

 


 For more information:

Earthworks Oak Flat/Apache LeapEarthblog AZ Legislators Seek to Give Sacred Apache Land to International Mining CompaniesEarthworks Testimony of Jennifer Krill before US House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
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"HR 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, and HR 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act" - Here is a tool for petitioning your representative to tell them to Vote NO on HR 687 and HR 761 -- 

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Washington Redskins’ name spurs nationwide debate - Video on TODAY.com - #Redskins sayings its an insult- #Racist

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Video on Today: TODAY’s Carson Daly traces the progression of the growing debate over whether the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a slur against Native Americans and should be changed.
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Watching NBC TODAY Show: Some Sports Journalists Refuse to Say #Redskins sayings its an insult- #Racist @DailyMotion: http://hulu.com/w/g6pj

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"Live as if our Future Matters" Music Video #Fracking #ClimateChange #IdleNoMore #EarthGuardians

Check it out! The Earth Guardians "Voice of Youth" have just filmed their first music video, and it is awesome! A huge thank you to Musa and BlackSun Cinema

 

"Live as if our Future Matters?"

We cannot wait for our government to change the world, before power, before money, before greed – their purpose is to protect people. In my eyes they have failed us at that, so now it is time for the people to stand up for themselves and to be part of this global movement that is going to change the fundamental beliefs of our entire society.

 

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/14/13-year-olds-wise-words-public-speaker-activist-xiuhtezcatl-151268
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"Live as if our Future Matters?" We cannot wait for our government to change the world, before power, before money, before greed – their purpose is to protect people. In my eyes they have failed us at that, so now it is time for the people to stand up for themselves and to be part of this global movement that is going to change the fundamental beliefs of our entire society.

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BREAKING: Sit-in at #TransCanada #NoKXL Houston: Photos & Live Updates from TransCanada HQ - #IDLENOMORE

BREAKING: Sit-in at #TransCanada #NoKXL Houston: Photos & Live Updates from TransCanada HQ - #IDLENOMORE | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
What does people power look like? Watch live updates as the Houston Action at TransCanada Headquarters says #NoKXL and no to tar sands!
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BREAKING: Sit-in at #TransCanada #NoKXL Houston: Photos & Live Updates from TransCanada HQ - #IDLENOMORE -- offices in Houston. LIKE, SHARE and follow live: http://nokxl.org/houston/

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Mr. Svay Pern talk about Iron mining at Presh Vihear Province Cambodia - Concerns for #PenokeeMine #INM

Mr. Svay Poeun, Kuy Ethnic Prey Lang Community in Palhal village, Rekreay commune, Roveang district, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

 

- #Indigenous #IdleNoMore -- You-Tube videos from a group in Cambodia sharing their experiences with an iron mine as well as their concern for people who will be affected by G-TAC's mine. (Note that "Kanoki" is an incorrect spelling of #GTAC #PenokeeMine ) Perhaps there are ways to forge more links between efforts in other countries (like Cambodia) and Wisconsin to deal with iron mines.

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Mr. Svay Poeun, Kuy Ethnic Prey Lang Community in Palhal village, Rekreay commune, Roveang district, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. - #Indigenous #IdleNoMore -- You-Tube videos from a group in Cambodia sharing their experiences with an iron mine as well as their concern for people who will be affected by G-TAC's mine. (Note that "Kanoki" is an incorrect spelling of #GTAC #PenokeeMine ) Perhaps there are ways to forge more links between efforts in other countries (like Cambodia) and Wisconsin to deal with iron mines.

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Native News Update September 13, 2013 - Indian Country News

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Native News Update September 13, 2013

Category: Native News Update

This weekend's stories: North Dakota Tribes oppose development on the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield site; Clear Concepts partners with Cowichan Tribe; Seminole Pride squires a majority interest in Noble Food Service; "Bury My Heart with Tonawanda" selected for two film festivals; Navajo keyboard application now available for Android.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

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Hummingbirds: Native Villages Forced To Relocate Due To #ClimateChange Impacts @barackobama #INM

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We hear about the impact of sea level rises in the future, so some might view this as a harm that will occur years down the road.  But, the Arctic region of Alaska is warming twice as fast as other parts of the U.S. For years now, indigenous communities face forced relocation due to rising sea levels, melting permafrost (permanently frozen soil), decreased arctic sea ice and shoreline erosion.  

 

Native peoples are no stranger to forced relocation. It is a bitter chapter in the history of North American tribal peoples.

 

Now, the 21stcentury version of Native relocation has emerged in Alaska, this time, as a consequence of man-made climate change.

Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's insight:

KNBA, the first Native radio station in an urban market did a special series on how climate change affects Alaska Natives. (audio tapes and transcripts here) Four villages – "Kivalina, Koyukuk, Newtok, and Shishmaref—are in imminent danger from flooding and erosion and are planning to relocate." Melting permafrost is literally sinking the land of the Arctic village of Selawik, Alaska.

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