Bad River is having a difficult time defending their rights

against the mining companies. I speak most specifically about the Iron Ore Mine that will be an open pit mine. The mining company will remove the face of the mountain. This is disrespectful and an insult not only to tribal people but to many of us that make Northwest Wisconsin our home.

We live here to be part of the Earth. Now the mining companies and natural gas/oil companies are moving into WI as if we were the new Third World. We have been fighting against the mines for months now.

Still the State Assembly passed the mining bill. There was no regard to tribal treaties which makes me believe that Indigenous lawyers need to respond. I believe that tribes have the right to stop a mine from being build on land above the tribe. Bad River Reservation has 43 waterways that run though the tribe and out to Lake Superior. Bad River watershed needs to be protected.

Listen to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and what the agency is responsible for. It appears that they better help the tribe resolve the mining issue because most assuredly, it will affect the tribe and all others in this part of Northwestern Wisconsin.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oCHVdR2nYg&feature=youtu.be

Event – Nibi Wabo Water Ceremony

Summer 2010

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Wisconsin Point on Lake Superior

We offer a women’s healing circle in season to promote the sacredness and sustainability of the natural world.  This sacred time together supports womens’ environmental advocacy to activism on behalf of Mother Earth. 

Donna Alena Hrabcakova, Art Therapist, at Red Lake Reservation, Michigan at http://www.rlnn.com/newsarticlesnov03/aboutRL.html  is a student at the Center for Sacred Studies.  She is studying under the direction of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.  Alena will be coming to Northern Wisconsin, in the summer of 2010.

She will give a talk about her work and studies and show the film: The Next Seven Generations.  To acquaint yourself with the documentary, click on the following link at http://www.forthenext7generations.com/home.php

 If you are interesting in attending a water ceremony, Alana’s talk and film, please contact diadeluz@centurytel.net  We haven’t set a date yet.  We would love to put an Eco tourism package together to honor the water at Wisconsin Point beach on Lake Superior.

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  The film and feast will take place in Shell Lake where the Monarch Butterfly Habitats and Happy Tonics are located.

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