Monday, February 11, 2013

About Mining, Ojibwe Leaders To Speak Twice Tuesday In Milwaukee

Milwaukee-area residents will have two opportunities Tuesday to hear directly from Ojibwe people impacted by a proposed open pit iron mine close to their reservation.

Bad River Band chairman Mike Wiggins, Jr. will address the Milwaukee Rotary Club at noon at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. 
Wiggins, more tribal leaders, along with artists and other speakers will also make presentations from 5-7 p.m. at the Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place. The event is free and open to the public.
The Center, with exhibits, classes and other sessions always worth the visit is in the Riverside Park neighborhood at the Milwaukee River south and west of the intersection of Oakland and Locust Avenues.
Ample street parking is available; based on attendance at a similar event on Milwaukee's south side a few weeks ago, I'm predicting a strong turnout.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love to hear rock star Mike Wiggins powerful words as he struggles to protect his people and lakeSuperior against the evil corporate interests, and the ignorant white people of the north. I only hope that he is accompanied by native American singers, dancers and drummers. That would be a hard act to follow.