Author Archives | Barbara With

6th Anniversary of the “(Un)Forbidden Zone” of Northern Wisconsin

February 17, 2019 by Barbara With On Sunday, Feb. 24, people from around the state will gather once again in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin to celebrate what was once designated “The Forbidden Zone” by the state legislature. For the sixth consecutive year, water protectors will snowshoe to the top of the hill at […]

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Sen. Risser (D-Madison) Sponsors Bill to Ban Blood Lust Sport Hunting Contests

  January 30, 2019 by Barbara With Sen. Fred Risser has drafted a bill that would ban the cruel and immoral wildlife killing contests, not only on national forest lands, but across the entire state. Hunting contests are events held by local hunting groups and taverns that charge an entry fee. Participants then kill as […]

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Why Joe Rose Sr is Best for District 12 County Supervisor

March 17, 2018 by Barbara With For the past four years, Joe Rose Sr. has represented Madeline Island on the Ashland County Board. Joe is an elder of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He was a Director and Associate Professor of Native American Studies at Northland College where he taught for nearly forty years before […]

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Chequamegon Bay communities gather to unite after the tragic killing of Jason Pero

By Barbara With January 24, 2018 Last night, about 50 members of the Red Cliff, Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland, Bad River, and Madeline Island communities met in a talking circle to discuss how to move forward in unity after the death of Jason Pero. Jason was shot dead by an Ashland County officer last November. His […]

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January 23 Water Walk to Back 40 Wetland Permit Public Hearing

  View the public hearing on Aquilla’s Wetland Permit Application in Stephenson, Michigan on January 23, 2018 starting around 6pm (CST) and running until it ends on Indian Country TV . Please feel free to click into the IndianCountryTV Livestream studio site on the digital player and look at previous video programs on the same subject, and/or […]

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Video Released; Special Investigator Appointed in Pero Killing

November 17, 2017 by Barbara With KBJR6 TV released the video of the aftermath of the killing of 14-year-old Jason Pero on the Bad River Reservation on November, 8, 2017.  Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot Jason in front of his Grandparent’s house. The Bad River Tribe has requested that the US Department of […]

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Bad River Tribe Seeks Justice for Recent Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- November 16, 2017 Bad River Tribe Seeks Justice for Recent Tragedy Odanah, WI – On November 15, 2017, The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe requested that the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice open a criminal civil rights and civil police misconduct investigation into an incident of […]

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Extrajudicial Killing: Why Police Can Commit Legal Murder

November 16, 2017 By Barbara With On November 8, 2017, 14-year-old Jason Pero was shot to death in his grandparent’s yard on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin by Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich. Jason was home sick from school and in his grandfather’s front yard when Mrdjenovich shot him dead. The deputy was […]

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Penokee Water Protectors Still Patrolling the Hills

February 19, 2017 by Barbara With Water protectors in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin convened yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of stopping the construction of a 22-mile open-pit mountaintop removal iron ore mine in the watershed of Lake Superior. In 2011, lawyers for mining company Gogebic Taconite (GTac) were allowed to re-write Wisconsin mining […]

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Trump Regime Targets Water Protectors in Camp Eviction

February 2, 2017 by Barbara With Seventy-six water protectors were arrested yesterday near the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers when they refused to leave the newly established Last Child camp. Last Child Camp moved across the road from Oceti Sakowin, which is being vacated due to the high potential for spring flooding. Chase Iron Eyes was […]

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