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Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Sues Enbridge to Remove Line 5

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kim Swisher July 23, 2019 Kim Swisher Communications kim@kimswisher.com (715) 437-0465 Mashkiiziibi (Bad River) Band files suit against Enbridge Tribe asserts invaluable resources at stake and calls for stopping operation and decommissioning of Line 5 at Bad River, WI Odanah, WI, July 23, 2019-The Bad River Band of Lake […]

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Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer travels to Madison to dance at the capitol

March 27, 2019 By Barbara With On March 26, 2019, the Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer appeared in Madison on her first visit to the capitol to promoting healing. She was invited by WISDOM, a grassroots organization comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, which works to have a common voice on issues of […]

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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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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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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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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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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) threatens Lake Superior; Citizens take action

April 21, 2015 by Mary Doughtery Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) was a foreign word in the Lake Superior Basin prior to the summer of 2014. Today the residents of Bayfield County know many new terms: nutrient management plans (NMP), best management practices, manure lagoons, gestation crates and animal units. As the community learned about these things, […]

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Annual County Conservation Congress Meetings April 13

April 10, 2015 by Barbara With On Monday, April 13, 2015, the annual Spring Conservation Congress hearings will take place across the state. Each hearing—one in each county—begins at 7:00 PM. Citizens concerned about Wisconsin natural resources have an opportunity to provide input by voting on a variety of issues and testifying on proposed rule changes relating to […]

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Billionaire Chris Cline can’t afford Iron County lease payment

February 1, 2015 by WCMC On January 30, 2015, the Northland News Center reported that Gogebic Taconite, which is financed by Chris Cline of North Palm Beach FL, had not paid their $10,000 lease payment for land essential for the construction of their proposed open-pit mountaintop-removal iron ore mine in Wisconsin’s Iron County. According to the […]

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UPDATE Timeline of Shame: How a Mining Company Got State and Local Governments to Allow Destruction of Wetlands

November 3, 2014 by Maureen Matesuwic and Barbara With UPDATE: On February 27, 2015, GTac President Bill Williams announced that GTac would be closing their Hurley office and discontinuing their pursuit of iron ore mining in the Penokee Hills at this time. Williams blamed the EPA and the wetlands, which he claimed they did not […]

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