Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s press release on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to grant a mine permit for the Back 40 Mine, an open-pit gold, zinc, and copper mine next to the Menominee River, which threatens cultural properties and sacred sites. Tribal resolution in opposition to the mine.
Information on the Water Walk on September 21st in Stephenson, Michigan is here. Facebook page for the Remembering Our Ancestors event on September 22 is here. Letter from Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in support is also at that page.
Public hearing on the permit is October 6 at Stephenson High School. Written comments can be submitted to MDEQ until November 3.
Article on the NHPA issues with the mine from the ABA Native American Resources Committee Newsletter is here.
Op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.