* 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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Wisconsin Will Have Chance to Speak Out Against Enbridge’s Line 61 Tar Sands Expansion | Occupy Riverwest

Wisconsin Will Have Chance to Speak Out Against Enbridge’s Line 61 Tar Sands Expansion | Occupy Riverwest | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Jefferson County, WI - Enbridge Company has done its best to move forward with Line 61 expansion plans of an existing tar sands pipeline that runs through the middle of Wisconsin with little public scrutiny or comment. That is until now. Concerned citizens from around the state, especially in the 16 county area directly affected by the expansion, have demanded a chance to speak.

 

Jefferson County Board Supervisor Jim Schroeder posted this last night on his Facebook page.

 

Facebook message from Jefferson County Board Supervisor Jim Schroeder.

It doesn’t equitably serve the people of Jefferson County to have a so-called “public” hearing on the expansion of Line 61 when the private company who stands to profit from building it gets to host the meeting to discuss it. That seems like more of a chance for Enbridge to sell their plans than a chance for the public to express concerns. Either way, it’s time for anyone who is against the tar sands expansion or the way Enbridge has rolled it out to come to Jefferson County next Tuesday the 24th and speak. It seems Enbridge can feel the pressure and know they need to allow more transparency and discussion. It’s time to increase the pressure. See you next Tuesday night.

 

 

 

A public hearing, hosted by Enbridge, will now be happening on June 24th in Jefferson County.

- See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/line61-public-hearing#sthash.aIFPFPLP.dpuf

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Wisconsinites Fighting Back Against #Enbridge Its’s Massive #TarSands Pipeline Expansion | Occupy Riverwest

Wisconsinites Fighting Back Against #Enbridge Its’s Massive #TarSands Pipeline Expansion | Occupy Riverwest | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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Wisconsinites Fighting Back Against #Enbridge Its’s Massive #TarSands Pipeline Expansion | Occupy Riverwest :: Few people realize that a pipeline called Line 61 carries toxic tar sands oil right down the middle of Wisconsin. Even fewer know that its owner, a foreign company called Enbridge, is trying to triple Line 61′s capacity, so that it would carry more tar sands oil than the notorious Keystone XL. This is because so far the company’s plans have received very little public scrutiny — but that is beginning to change. - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/no-enbridge-pipeline61#sthash.WUZUji6k.dpuf

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Crossroads of crude: Clearbrook terminal key component in Enbridge’s Minnesota plans

Crossroads of crude: Clearbrook terminal key component in Enbridge’s Minnesota plans | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
CLEARBROOK -- Just a few hundred yards southeast of the small town of Clearbrook stands a grouping of huge, white, silo-like structures.

Silos, though, wouldn't draw protesters.

This is Enbridge Energy's Clearbrook Terminal, and guards are posted there to protect the facility from demonstrators...

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Step Up to Support the #TarSands Healing Walk! #IdleNoMore !

Step Up to Support the #TarSands Healing Walk! #IdleNoMore ! | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Step Up to Support the Tar Sands Healing Walk!

The Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk - a final journey
This year RAVEN is taking a more active role in this important consciousness-raising gathering.  Please consider supporting this experiential learning event and choose 2014 Healing Walk in the drop down box on our Canada Helps page.

This June 27th and 28th 2014 the Keepers of the Athabasca will host the fifth and final Healing Walk (www.healingwalk.org) just north of Fort McMurray, Alberta in the heart of the Athabasca Tar Sands.  Keepers and other founders of the Tar Sands Healing Walk have worked hard to achieve the goals set out from the original healing walk.  The goals were:

• To let the local communities know they had support in face of the rapid industrialization in their homelands
•  To raise awareness of the Tarsands locally, nationally and internationally, and lastly
• To pray for the land.

Organizers want as many people as possible to join in this final year at the Healing Walk,  "so we can show industry and government that we are strong and that we have local, national, and international allies. Together we can send a message that we will protect the land, air, and water from tar sands expansion."

Jesse Cardinal, one of the founders, puts it this way: "Tar Sands development has caused serious damage in the region and land is being devastated; water is being taken and poison put in its place; air quality is diminishing; and the animals are being terrorized and displaced, no longer safe to live free; the berries and medicine are dissapearing; and Indigenous cultures and communities are in danger of being completely annihilated."

Keepers understands the power of prayer and the need for healing, and are honored to host the Healing Walk. As the host, Keepers of the Athabasca hopes that your community will walk with them along with other Indigenous leaders and allies to offer our prayers to mother earth to heal from the destruction and contamination in the region. This is a walk of prayer, not protest.

The walk itself is over 13 km and travels through some of the most devastated and contaminated parts of the Tar Sands.  Before the walk Keepers will host a meet and greet on June 27th at Indian Beach on Gregorie Lake allowing groups to make connections, share stories and participate in spiritual ceremony.  After the walk is completed on June 28th they also welcome everyone to join them in a celebratory feast.

This year there will also be educational workshops, on a range of topics from understanding the tar sands industry to First Nations' rights and the impact of litigation.  RAVEN is assisting with fundraising for the walk this year and is proud to help with this illuminating and informative event.  We have set up aspecial fundraising category in the choices on our donate page - please share with your networks!

Free Camping is available at Indian Lakes Beach on the Gregoire Lake near Fort McMurray First Nation.  There are no power facilities at this campsite however, they will provide Porta Potties and water tanks as well as security on site.  There are also hotels in Fort Mc Murray.

At the Healing Walk, plans for supporting the many communtites under threat from the expansion of the Tar Sands (including open pit mining and in situ technology) will be announced. In situ technology does not look as destructive as open pit mines but it threatens our land, air, water, and climate. At the Healing Walk this year there will be discussion as to how support the communities including plans for events in one community next summer. While this may be the final Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, it is the beginning of the next stage of the journey. Please join and help plan for the future.

We hope that you will consider joining us and sharing this event with your community. Please encourage your community to donate to support this important event.  Although we have limited budgets we value the participation of First Nation communities and leadership and may be able to assist you in finding resources for attendance at this year’s walk. 

 If you plan to attend, need assistance attending or have any questions or concerns please call or email Jesse Cardinal at 780-404-5053 or tarsandshealingwalk@gmail.com

Date: June 27th and 28th, 2014
Location: Fort McMurray (just north of Fort Mc Murray in the Tarsands)
June 27th 10am - Meet and Greet
July 28th 10:00am to 7pm - Ceremony, walk, feast



Posted by Admin Tuesday Apr 08, 2014 14:26
Categories: Environment , RAVEN Educational Programs | Tags: Aboriginal, Alberta, Athabasca, Beaver Lake Cree, court, crowd funding, environment, First Nations, Healting Walk, in situ, Keepers of the Athabasca, legal defence, Native American, oil sands, rights and title, tailings pond, tar sands

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Updated 06.11.14 NEWS FLASH | The Water's Edge

Updated 06.11.14 NEWS FLASH | The Water's Edge | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

06.14.14 Al Jeezera on Line  Television show:  Faultlines Wisconsin’s mining Standoff

06.10.14 A look at mining history, economy of NW Wisconsin FOX 11

06.10.14 Al Jeezera on Line  Television show:  Faultlines Wisconsin’s mining Standoff View the Promo

06.10.14 Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Midwest  MPR

06.10.14 To Wisconsin with Love Eastern Mennonite University documentary students' spring 2014 project "To Wisconsin with Love" about Wisconsin Penokee Hills Ojibwe/ally mine resistance and West Virginia water poisoning.

06.10.14 On the Front Lines of Wisconsin's Big-Money, Small-Town Iron Mine War VICE News

06.09.14  Is J. Matthew Fifield Back in Town?

06.09.14 Mine debate continues during fieldwork process Fox 11

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Why Are So Many Aboriginal Women Being Murdered in Canada? | VICE United States

Why Are So Many Aboriginal Women Being Murdered in Canada? | VICE United States | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
And what is the government going to do about it?
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In February, the frozen body of 26-year-old Loretta Saunders, a pregnant Inuit woman from Labrador, Canada, was found dumped onto a highway median in New Brunswick. Saunders, a student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, had been writing her thesis on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada—in a tragic twist, she became one of the subjects of her own research, the latest in what is estimated to be hundreds of murders and disappearances of indigenous Canadian women. Just this month, the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told reporters that 1,186 aboriginal women had been murdered or went missing over the past 30 years.

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Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?

Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People? | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
When anyone who isn't a white and relatively well-off man strides into a public place and guns down innocent civilians, we attack his race and/or religious beliefs before we bury his victims in the ground. But when yet another privileged white guy storms into a school or movie theater and kills dozens of people, we assume there's something wrong with his brain instead of wondering whether his murderous rage has anything to do with good ol' American macho entitlement. Are we ready to talk about it yet? Let's.
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Huh, how about that? We wondered, briefly, and then we moved on with our lives. Gun salesspiked, as they always do after highly publicized mass shootings. The NRA — White Men Central — stayed silent via social media, but doubled its followers even though it shut down one of its Twitter accounts. Some more white dudes shot a bunch of people at temples and shopping malls. Now, twenty little kids are dead because another privileged white guy literally shot his way into an elementary school with a gun made by a company that tries to convince people to buy their killing weapons by telling them they're crybabies if they're not packing heat.

  
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MEA to DNR: Enbridge Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement Needed | Midwest Environmental Advocates

MEA to DNR: Enbridge Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement Needed | Midwest Environmental Advocates | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

oday is the last day for citizens and advocacy groups to submit comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding concerns about the environmental and safety impacts of a proposal to expand the amount of crude oil being pumped by Enbridge Energy through pipelines between Superior, Wisconsin and Flanagan, Illinois. Organizations like the Sierra Club and 350.org have asked for a complete inventory of air, water and climate effects of a pipeline capactity expansion.

 

Midwest Environmental Advocates sent the letter below to the DNR to request that the Department conduct an Environmental Impact Statement to assess what tripling the amount of tar sands crude oil pipeline capacity would do to the health and safety of the people and the environment in communities along the pipeline. MEA staff have heard citizens' concerns and unanswered questions about many aspects of our overdependence on fossil fuels - from coal-burning energy plants to trains carrying flammable crude oil to mining for the frac sand used in hydrofracturing for oil and gas.

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This will end in a pipeline leak or break and what's worse of it, its that disgusting Alberta Clipper Tar Sands ... its will most certainly leak being the capacity it will be carrying tripling the amount which will destroy our lands, wetlands, and water. Sending a note to Stepp isn't going to do anything being that Gov. Walker noted this project as a road to prosperity on his blue print.

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Native Americans reject 'super drunk' label

Native Americans reject 'super drunk' label | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Who would want to be called "super-drunk"? Or how about Sioux per drunk? Sioux is the name sometimes used for the Native American Lakota and Dakota tribes. And these were the words on a T-shirt worn by some students at the University of North Dakota at a gathering earlier this month.

 

The T-shirt shows a logo of the Fighting Sioux - which used to be the mascot for the university - with a "beer bong" funnel in his mouth and two large glasses of overflowing drink. Students posted smiling pictures of themselves wearing the T-shirts to Twitter and Facebook, and it wasn't long before the images came across the timelines of Native Americans in the area.

 

"The images spread like wildfire over social media," says Ruth Hopkins a former student at the university from the Dakota and Lakota tribe, and a founding writer of the Native American website LastRealIndians. "Native Americans wanted answers," she says. Hopkins wrote a blogcondemning the students, and started the hashtag #Siouxperdrunk. It went on to be used thousands of times, mostly by Native Americans, who - like her - were angered by the affair.

 

Hip hop artist Mic Jordan on why many Native Americans were offended

Some students apologised on social media. Others said the T-shirts were just a joke, and not meant to be "mean or hurtful". Some cited free speech in defence of their actions, or said people need to "get a thicker skin". The company that printed the T-shirts apologised, and - in a Facebook post - the president of the University of North Dakota, said he was "appalled".

"It was highly offensive," says Native American hip hop artist Jordan Brien, aka Mic Jordan, who was one of those who tweeted about the story. For him, the depiction of a Native American drinking alcohol had a personal resonance. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is the fifth most common cause of death among Native Americans - significantly higher than among the general US public. And Brien has seen this first hand. His uncle died of liver cirrhosis, and his stepfather has recently been diagnosed too. "My stepdad is that siouxperdrunk," he says. "He's dying." It's just plain wrong, says Brien, to make a joke out of this.

The backlash against the T-shirts is the latest in a series of social media campaigns by Native Americans, unhappy at the way they are often represented in wider US society. Sports teams, Hollywood films, and major fashion companies have all been singled out for criticism, often with specially-created hashtags.

 
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Raw Video: 10K-Gallon Oil Spill in Atwater Village - #NOKXL #NOEnbridge Toxic #TarSands

Raw Video: 10K-Gallon Oil Spill in Atwater Village - #NOKXL #NOEnbridge Toxic #TarSands | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area after an above-ground oil line broke around 12:15 a.m. near 5175 W. San Fernando Road on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
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Raw Video: 10K-Gallon Oil Spill in Atwater Village

Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area after an above-ground oil line broke around 12:15 a.m. near 5175 W. San Fernando Road on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

 
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John Willis and Avy Stein: END THE SALES OF ALL GMO FOOD PRODUCTS AND BEVERAGES IMMEDIATELY AND GO 100% ORGANIC!

John Willis and Avy Stein: END THE SALES OF ALL GMO FOOD PRODUCTS AND BEVERAGES IMMEDIATELY AND GO 100% ORGANIC! | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Willis Stein & Partners  investment company who own Roundy's and Rainbow Foods. March Against Monsanto and Idle No More-Minnesota is are requesting you end the sales of GMO products in your store immediately. You have organic foods available for consumers. We do not want to buy or consume any Monsanto food products or any products which have "corn syrup" made from GMO based corn.  Stop poisoning us with your food products immediately and go ORGANIC!!! 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:  John Willis and Avy Stein at (312) 422-2400 or Fax (312) 422-2424 or you can correspond to them at Willis Stein & Partners Management Lii L.I.C 1033 Skokie Blvd, Suite 360 Northbrook, Illinois 60062

 
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Walker Activates Mining Impact Committee - #WIMine set to poison the lands, and water #Ojibwe #Treatie

Walker Activates Mining Impact Committee - #WIMine set to poison the lands, and water #Ojibwe #Treatie | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker has activated a long-dormant mining impact committee that will decide what communities will be reimbursed for expenses caused by mining efforts.
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Seven people were named to the Mining Impact Fund Board, officially called by the more generic name of “Investment and Local Impact Fund Board,” not using the word “mining.”

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Line 61: #Enbridge #TarSands Pathway through Wisconsin #IdleNoMore Gov. Walker

Line 61: #Enbridge #TarSands Pathway through Wisconsin #IdleNoMore Gov. Walker | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
John Muir Chapter Sierra Club - Wisconsin's oldest, grassroots voice for environmental activism on clean energy, global climate change, Great Lakes issues, conservation and offering outings.
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Enbridge Energy has announced plans to expand their pipeline, Line 61, which cuts through Wisconsin, carrying  a mixture of oil, including toxic tar sands oil, making the risks much greater.

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Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff | 371 Productions

Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff | 371 Productions | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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Click this link to find Al Jazeera America on your tv.

If you care about democracy or the environment or simply love good drama, you won’t want to miss this deep dive into the controversial proposal to dig what could be one of America’s largest open pit iron mines — right here in Wisconsin. Have a look at our trailer.

On March 11, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that rewrote the state’s iron mining laws, paving the way for Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) to dig what could be one of North America’s largest open-pit iron mines in the pristine woods of the Penokee mountain range.

Fault Lines correspondent Josh Rushing.

The mine, which could eventually reach 22 miles in length, provoked a standoff between GTAC and its supporters seeking mining jobs, and the residents, Native American tribes and political leaders intent on protecting their communities and water from contamination.

 

This half-hour investigative piece for Al Jazeera’s series “Fault Lines” tells the story of how GTAC and its allies wielded money and power to influence the law, and goes behind the scenes with the burgeoning movement to resist the mine.

 

BROADCAST TIMES

Al Jazeera America – Saturday, June 14, 2014
Central Time: 6pm & 9pm Sat 6/14 ; 1am Sunday 6/15
Eastern Time: 7pm & 10pm Sat 6/14 ; 2am Sunday 6/15

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Wisconsin DNR: Reject the Mining the Penokees! - Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter (Wisconsin)

Wisconsin DNR: Reject the Mining the Penokees! - Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter (Wisconsin) | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Dear Secretary Stepp,

I am urging you to reject the proposed taconite mine in the Pen
okee Range as the benefits do not outweigh the potential risks of water contamination, adverse health and economic effects, and degradation of the Bad River Tribe's culture.  The Penokee Range is home to hardwood forest and pristine rivers and streams, wetlands, and lakes.  The land provides crucial habitat to wolves, bald eagles, songbirds, rare plants, and countless other animals that rely on the forested community.  

 

The area is also critical for clean air and water resources.  This project would have massive air and water impacts on the Bad River Watershed, including over 1,000 acres of on-site wetlands, the high-value wetlands of Bad/Kakagon Sloughs, over 75 miles of designated Outstanding and Exceptional Resource Waters, and the aquifer that supplies well water to homes and businesses in the area.  Over 200 inches of snow each year provides fresh clean water that supports the Bad River Watershed and Lake Superior.  The Kakagon and Bad River coastal wetland complex on Lake Superior are known as "Wisconsin's Everglades". This area is critical to the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa for wild rice production.   The new iron mining law fundamentally limits your agency’s ability and funding to scientifically study the impacts of this damaging proposal.  We cannot risk these vital water resources and public health just to suit arbitrary mining company deadlines. 

 

Mining is a 'boom and bust' economy, especially true with the inconsistent steel market.  The mine threatens the current tourism and wild rice economy critical to the region. The risks don't outweigh the potential jobs.  This mine is bad for Wisconsin and we urge you to reject it.

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Mining is a 'boom and bust' economy, especially true with the inconsistent steel market.  The mine threatens the current tourism and wild rice economy critical to the region. The risks don't outweigh the potential jobs.  This mine is bad for Wisconsin and we urge you to reject it.

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WI State OKs permit to triple #Enbridge #tarsands pipeline capacity w/out public comment - risking toxins to Great Lakes Region

WI State OKs permit to triple #Enbridge #tarsands pipeline capacity w/out public comment - risking toxins to Great Lakes Region | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Enbridge Energy Co. plans to boost the volume of oil through a cross-state pipeline to 1.2 million barrels a day, prompting concerns from environmentalists in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
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WI State OKs permit to triple #Enbridge #TarSands pipeline capacity w/out public comment - risking catastrophic toxins to Great Lakes, and Wetlands. Regardless, Enbridge has a history of spills and leaks (804+), I told you Gov. Walker was going to allow this to happen, however, President Obama has to sign off on the project. Be vigilant #IdleNoMore ! -- http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/state-oks-permit-for-enbridge-oil-pipeline-capacity-hike-b99290055z1-262917491.html

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Television show examines Wisconsin mine proposal @GreatLakesEcho #IdleNoMore @GreatLakesEcho

Television show examines Wisconsin mine proposal @GreatLakesEcho #IdleNoMore @GreatLakesEcho | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

The battle against what could be the nation’s largest open pit mine in a rural, pristine area of northern Wisconsin is now the subject of a television show. In Wisconsin’s Penokee Mountain Range just south of Lake Superior,  Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC, a mining company from West Virginia, seeks to develop an open pit iron HOLE

 

Television show examines Wisconsin mine proposal #NoPenokeeMine http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/06/10/television-show-examines-wisconsin-mine-proposal/ via @GreatLakesEcho

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The battle against what could be the nation’s largest open pit mine in a rural, pristine area of northern Wisconsin is now the subject of a television show. In Wisconsin’s Penokee Mountain Range just south of Lake Superior,  Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC, a mining company from West Virginia, seeks to develop an open pit iron HOLE -- http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/06/10/television-show-examines-wisconsin-mine-proposal/

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Meet the One Million Strong - Robert D from Red Lake, Minnesota - Fight Colorectal Cancer

Meet the One Million Strong - Robert D from Red Lake, Minnesota - Fight Colorectal Cancer | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Meet Robert, a survivor who was diagnosed with stage I colon cancer after having a colonoscopy. Learn why he strongly supports crc awareness & education.


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Meet Robert, a survivor who was diagnosed with stage I colon cancer after having a colonoscopy. Learn why he strongly supports crc awareness & education.
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My cancer story, a short narrative about my colon cancer experience. I decided to submit my story since very few Natives write about their cancer stories at cancer websites. I felt it was important to let the cancer survivor community know that we too are survivors who stand strong against cancer.

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22 Staggering Images Of Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Taking On The Riot Police With Bows And Arrows #idleNoMore !

22 Staggering Images Of Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Taking On The Riot Police With Bows And Arrows #idleNoMore ! | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Resplendent in tribal headgear and body point, with bows and arrows held aloft, aiming their weapons at Brasilia's riot police, these indigenous protesters took on horse-mounted riot police armed with tear gas and shields. These were the extraordinary scenes just hours before Brazil's World Cup team began their training for the tournament, as the índios attempted to force their way toward the capital's National Stadium, firing arrows and throwing rocks.
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An Indigenous protester in traditional headdress gets ready to fire an arrow against the military police
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Joe Bageant: The Fight for Gauley Mountain

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When Father Stan got into the meat of his homily, a short, squat company man came storming down from the makeshift gate, yelling at the priest all the way. "I worship the same god you do," he cried, as though addressing some be-robed mullah from an alien, distant land, "but I ain't gonna let you tell these lies!"

 

The Fight for Gauley Mountain

An introduction:

Bob Kincaid is a journalist, activist and co-founder of H.O.R.N.: (The Head-On Radio Network www.headonradionetwork.com) broadcasting from the heart of West Virginia's coal fields; from the heart of the whitewater rafting country. Founded specifically on the internet because, "barring a paradigm shift of monumental proportions," Bob says, "progressives will NEVER get a voice in terrestrial radio. HORN uses a a new form of radio format: "Conversation Radio," in which guests and callers get all the time they need to put their ideas forward. The host is not the star and does not ramrod the conversation. HORN has seven professional broadcast hosts, all doing shows every day without pay, with hosts in Chicago, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Florida and Australia, not to mention the only gay conversation program going on the internet. Bob is one of those people who talks straight, is tough as nails and stays broke so he can help sponsor the fight for the dignity of the ordinary working man. As far as I am concerned, Bob Kincaid is the only progressive talker in the medium with a Southern background, talking genuine progressive politics and still living in the South.
-- Joe Bageant


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When Father Stan got into the meat of his homily, a short, squat company man came storming down from the makeshift gate, yelling at the priest all the way. "I worship the same god you do," he cried, as though addressing some be-robed mullah from an alien, distant land, "but I ain't gonna let you tell these lies!"

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Buying Salmon Columbia River Basin | Buy wild salmon

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CRITFC provides information on buying salmon directly from Columbia River Indian fishers during salmon season. Buy Chinook, coho, steelhead and sockeye.
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Tues, May 20th - Penokee Hills Slide Show/Discussion #NoPenokeeMine #ProtectTheSacred #IdleNoMore

Tues, May 20th - Penokee Hills Slide Show/Discussion #NoPenokeeMine #ProtectTheSacred #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Joel Austin spent three years exploring and capturing stunning images of seldom seen cascades, waterfalls and ridgetop vistas for his new book, Discovering the Penokees.
 
“Though I was born in Wisconsin I hadn't even heard of the Penokees until I moved to Ashland and the Penokees became a hot button issue as the site of a proposed open-pit iron ore mine." says Joel Austin "This incredibly beautiful area deserves to be better-known.” 

The Penokees Hills are a pristine source of water so pure that a few miles downstream, on the shores of Lake Superior, they feed the largest natural wild rice beds in the Great Lakes and the 16,000 acre Kakagon/Bad River Sloughs.

In addition to Joel's outstanding photographs, the book includes essays and other information on the economic, public health, and environmental impact of open-pit mining on local communities and other visions for the area’s future. Joel Austin encourages readers “to look at the facts yourself—and using those facts, come to your own conclusion.” 
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Tues, May 20th - Penokee Hills Slide Show/Discussion : Joel Austin spent three years exploring and capturing stunning images of seldom seen cascades, waterfalls and ridgetop vistas for his new book, Discovering the Penokees.

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10,000 gallons of crude oil covers half a mile of Los Angeles -Wis. NO #Enbridge! #NOKXL!

10,000 gallons of crude oil covers half a mile of Los Angeles -Wis. NO #Enbridge! #NOKXL! | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The oil - which covers a half-mile area and is knee-high in some places - escaped after a break in an above-ground pipeline near San Fernando Road in Atwater Village.
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Disturbing photos of the oil pollution spill…this is disgusting and terrifying since this pipeline was 20 inches and Keystone XL would be 36 inches of tarsands and benzene.


The Los Angeles Fire Department says a ruptured oil pipe has caused about 10,000 gallons of crude oil to spill on to the city's streets. 

The oil - which covers a half-mile area and is knee-high in some places - escaped after a break in an above-ground pipeline outside 5175 West San Fernando Road in the Atwater Village suburb.


According to Los Angeles Fire Department, oil was spurting 15 to 20 feet into the air from a burst 20-inch pipe, with the leak reported shortly after midnight local time.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2629202/50-000-gallons-crude-oil-spills-streets-Los-Angeles-following-oil-pipe-burst.html#ixzz31o1KtI2R ;
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More Dirty, Dangerous #Enbridge #TarSands Crude Coming Wisconsin's Way - Gov. Walker supports the poison #IdleNoMore

More Dirty, Dangerous #Enbridge #TarSands Crude Coming Wisconsin's Way - Gov. Walker supports the poison #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Below are several of Hansen's op-eds for general background on the tar sands threat to Lake Superior and our region.

http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/04/15/commentary-tar-sands-expansion-poses-risk-to-great-lakes/

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/tar-sands-oil-expansion-is-risky-b99244270z1-254982021.html

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/wisconsin-waters-threatened-by-tar-sands-crude-oil-expansion-b9944286z1-214318651.html
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Further information on regional campaign against Enbridge/Tar Sands:

http://www.honorearth.org/action_alert_stop_the_sandpiper
http://www.mn350.org/alberta-clipper-minnesotas-tar-sands-development-fight/

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Iron County board should aim to change lease #WIMine - The Daily Globe #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore #Ojibwe

Iron County board should aim to change lease #WIMine - The Daily Globe #NoPenokeeMine #IdleNoMore #Ojibwe | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

At the citizens forum in Hurley a couple of weeks ago, Iron County Board members were filmed saying they don’t like public comment because they don’t want dirty laundry aired and stories in the newspaper. That’s why I was surprised to see board chairman Joe Pinardi’s criticism of Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk in the paper.

 

I agree with the county’s 14-day camping rule, but the harvest camp situation is more complicated. The county made an agreement to allow the harvest camp for a year. There are also federal treaties to consider. Can Furyk eject members from the harvest camp without a court order? This is complicated and volatile, and I applaud Furyk for keeping a level head and keeping the peace on Moore Park Road.

 

It’s hard to believe Pinardi is concerned about soil erosion when he signed a lease for over 3,300 acres of county land to be used as an area for stockpiles. Is he concerned with erosion from clear cutting or work being done at the proposed mine site? How about the foresters? Are they really concerned about erosion?

 

Why are taxpayers’ dollars being wasted on attorneys and special meetings over 5 acres near a proposed mine site? It is not about 5 acres of forest near a proposed open pit mine.

 

In the meantime, our county’s citizens are being torn apart by this proposed mine. That letter adds fuel to the fire.

 

We have a lease that needs to be reworked, there is a zoning agreement being drawn up that could be used for leverage to get back what we lost in the lease, the state has taken away the tonnage tax, and our Mining Impact Committee continues to spend tens of thousands with no relief in sight. I encourage county residents to search RGGS mining leases online to see the millions other landowners get paid for their leases, including royalties.

 

If board members are going to stop public comment in board meetings because they don’t like the county’s dirty laundry aired in the paper, why did he send in this letter? What’s really going on here?

 

It is time for our board to study the impacts of the mine, take a look at changing the lease and learn about water usage, taconite plants and ways to protect the citizens of Iron County instead of spending so much time and money on these 5 acres.

 

Michael Matusewic

Hurley

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It is time for our board to study the impacts of the mine, take a look at changing the lease and learn about water usage, taconite plants and ways to protect the citizens of Iron County instead of spending so much time and money on these 5 acres.

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