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Wildlife biologist Gerggory Jennings shows off a new sign he created for the Penokee Hills Heritage Park Facebook Page, with Paul DeMain.

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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John Bolenbaugh speaking to a full house at the Black Cat Cafe in Ashland, January 9, 2017. Photo: David Joe Bates

Battle Heats Up Over Enbridge Pipelines in the North

January 12, 2017 by Barbara With Enbridge whistleblower John Bolenbaugh made a series of appearances around Lake Superior this week, speaking about his experiences with an Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2010. Bolenbaugh’s truth-telling forced Enbridge to re-clean several dozen areas that had been approved as 100% clean by Enbridge, the EPA and the Michigan Department […]

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Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Grant of Easement

January 5, 2017 Tribe calls for decommissioning and removal at Bad River, WI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P.O. Box 39 Odanah, Wisconsin 54861 CONTACT: Dylan Jennings Bad River Tribal Council DylanJennings@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 348-6594 Odanah, WI, January 5, 2017- The Bad River Tribal Council passed a formal resolution Wednesday evening, January 4th that established the Tribes decision […]

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Enbridge whistleblower John Bolenbaugh brings his message to Lake Superior

January 4, 2017 by Barbara With Click HERE to RSVP to events John Bolenbaugh is coming to the Chequamegon Bay area for a two-day intensive to share his experiences as a former clean-up worker for S.E.T Environmental and to tell the story of how he became a whistleblower for the largest tar sands oil spill in North American […]

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Help WCMC Cover the North Dakota Water Protectors Trials: Donate Here

December 30, 2016 by WCMC The trials of the 500+ Standing Rock water protectors arrested over the past several months have begun in Mandan, North Dakota. There is serious concern over the legal crisis that is happening there. Wisconsin Citizens Media Coop would like to cover the water protectors’ trials, and conduct an in-depth investigation […]

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North Dakota’s Legal Crisis

December 30, 2016 by Barbara With On December 14, 2016, nine law firms licensed to do business in North Dakota petitioned the North Dakota Supreme Court. Their question to the court was, “Do the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as Article I, § 12 of the North Dakota Constitution, […]

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Pow wow at Standing Rock, honoring the veterans with a feather ceremony. December 6, 2016 Photo: Kellie Stewart

From Offense to Prayer: Vets change their mission at Standing Rock

December 8, 2016 by Barbara With When veterans Wesley Clark Jr. and Michael Wood Jr. organized Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a deployment document was created and distributed through social media. In it were instructions for veterans to meet up at Cannon Ball, North Dakota on December 4, 2016 and stand as protectors of the water protectors there. […]

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Give Thanks For Standing Rock-PHOTOS

November 24, 2016  By Leslie Amsterdam Our recent visit to Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota revealed the best and worst of humanity; the worst being the militarized, aggressive law enforcement efforts against unarmed, prayerful water protectors and the best, of course, being in the midst of so much […]

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Unions Stand with Standing Rock

November 16, 2016 Madison Local 236 Union recently traveled to Standing Rock to show their support for the Native Americans who are standing up against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They did so in spite of the fact they did not have the backing of the heads of the Unions. This put them at risk. Laborers Union International, better known […]

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The Power of the Sacred Lakota Prayer

November 5, 2016 by Barbara With It’s been eight months since LaDonna Brave Bull Allard opened her land on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to establish the Sacred Stone Camp as a way to defend her people and their water against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) using sacred Lakota prayers. Allard is the tribe’s Historic Preservation […]

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