Tag Archives: Penokee Hills

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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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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Gold Discovered In the Penokees

April 22, 2015 by Barbara With Upson, Wisconsin – Paul DeMain, spokesperson for the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) in the Penokee Hills of Iron County, Wisconsin said the recent discovery of gold in the hills “will help create another revenue stream for local family incomes and make a huge difference in family nutrition.” DeMain […]

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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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Sean Duffy Attacks the Wisconsin Chippewa Federation

October 24, 2014 by Barbara With Rep. Sean Duffy (WI­-R-­7) is leading the fight to dismantle the regulatory power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which could greatly damage air and water quality in his own district in northern Wisconsin, which is located in Ceded Territory. On June 4, 2014, in an effort to address climate change, the […]

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Republican AG Candidate Schimel promises to fight against clean air quality

October 19, 2014 by Barbara With Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel (R) promises he will fight against new EPA regulations to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants if he is elected Attorney General. In his October 12 debate with Susan Happ (D), he vowed to defend the use of coal as the sole source of […]

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Wisconsin Tribes Set to Meet with EPA Regarding Proposed Penokee Mine

July 21, 2014 by Barbara With On August 21, 2014, the six tribes of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Federation will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to urge them to stop mining activity in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin. Tribal leaders sent a letter in May requesting the meeting and asking the EPA to invoke a section of […]

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