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Map: Great Lake Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Reps. Clark and Wachs Issue Warning: Mining Bill Violates Public Trust Doctrine

 February 22, 2013 by Barbara With Representatives Fred Clark (D-Sauk City) and Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) have issued a warning calling on all legislators to reject the new mining bill SB1/AB1 on the grounds that it violates the Public Trust Doctrine. The doctrine was originally established in 1787 as a way to proclaim that all […]

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Stop Abusing Rights of Native Sovereign Nations

[The following is a letter written by Lake Superior Chippewa Bad River Band Chairman Mike Wiggins, Jr. to Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue Chairman Tom Tiffany explaining what government-to-government relations between sovereign entities entails. Click here for a review of the history of the mining bill in question. -Editors] February 1, […]

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The Flambeau Mine (a Kennecott/Rio Tinto project) operated on the banks of the Flambeau River near Ladysmith, Wisconsin in the mid-1990s. This photo was taken in 1994 when the river flooded during heavy rains and came within 20 horizontal feet and 4 vertical feet of spilling into the mine pit.
(Photo by Bob Olsgard of Sarona, WI, September 17, 1994)

Republican Mining Bill Ignores the Truth of Wisconsin’s Mining History

January 19, 2013 by Barbara With Wisconsin Republicans have finally released their next version of a mining bill, waiting until late Friday afternoon to do so. The only public hearing on the bill will be held in Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a small hearing room at the Capitol in Madison. Critics of the bill, […]

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Kakagon Sloughs: Home of Bad River's wild rice stands, and eyed as prime development real estate by Walker's fascist land grab program, "Ready Set Build." According to sources, this will make a great water ski resort. Photo © Larry Kinnett

BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Mining Bill is Dead

March 16, 2013 by Barbara With According to the League of Conservation Voters, the controversial mining bill that passed through the Assembly but was stopped in the Senate is officially dead. A “public” hearing had been scheduled for Monday, March 19 in the Judiciary committee to discuss the consideration of the bill during a possible […]

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Leaders of the Wisconsin Indian Tribes. From Left: Left is Stewart Bearhart, (St. Croix) Bob Chicks, (Stockbridge-Munsee) Ed Delgago, (Oneida) Craig Corn, (Menominee) Mike Wiggins, (Bad River Ojibwe) Mic Isham, (Great Lake Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission) front is Tom Maulson (Lac du Flambeau) and Harold "Gus" Frank, (Forest County Potawatomi)

Corporate Press Misrepresents State of the Tribes Address as Pro-Mining

By Barbara With, photos by Rebecca Kemble Even as Jon Greendeer, president of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was delivering a wry but laser-sharp message during the Eighth Annual State of the Tribes address in Madison WI on Tuesday, the corporate press was preparing yet another propaganda story about mining. This time they were fabricating the tribes’ […]

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