Milwaukee, April 14: Penokee Mine Resistance

April 14 – 6 p.m., Riverwest Public House Cooperative

815 E Locust Street, Milwaukee
Food Sovereignty and Treaty Rights
This last event will be a Potluck Dinner (bring something to share)

Rick Whaley was active in the movement which heroically protected Native Spearfishers threatened by racist vigilantes in the Ceded Territories of Northern Wisconsin.


Why is there a mad rush to mine iron in the Penokees of Ashland and Iron Counties? Overturning all Wisconsin’s hard won and world-renowned environmental protections as well as Native Treaty Rights makes this number one on Walker’s and State Republicans’ agenda. The Bad River flows through the iconic Copper Falls State Park, the Penokees, and then through the Bad River Ojibwa Reservation’s unique Wild Rice Sloughs and into Lake Superior. Walker and Co. plan to dump mountains of mine waste into pristine waters, permanently turning wilderness to an “industrial sacrifice zone”. What has happened to fundamental democracy when the local population, both Native and non-Native, are overwhelmingly opposed to the mine but shut out from even a token hearing, while Wisconsin’s new mining law was written by the mining company?

6pm// Free
2-for-1 drinks at 7pm
21+ Unless accompanied by a parent

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