Ho-Chunk tribal president stands up to Iron Ore Mining Bill

This is a beautiful testimony on Ho-Chunk tribe honoring the drum and standing up for the Earth. Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer delivered the 2012 State of the Tribes speech in front of the Wisconsin legislature. We are still strong. Many of us understand the risks that would be in our own backyards if this Iron Ore Mining Bill goes through.

Watch the video to learn that at least in Wisconsin tribes stand up for the Earth.  Many Wisconsinites are standing up to this dangerous mining situation also. I have been at it so long that I can’t even repeat the words anymore, “NO Iron Ore Mine at Bad River.” Many tribes have stepped forward to speak their words and chant their prayers through out this long dragged out battle to protect the water and earth from further contamination. The mine will speed up Climate Change factors with unintended consequences of polluted chemicals that will be exposed if the mine were to become a reality. An open pit mine that would be a desecration of the Earth most not happen.