Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Six Wisconsin tribes ask Obama to stop mine

A letter to President Obama asks to have the Department of the Interior prepare legal action to protect the ceded territory of northern Wisconsin. It cites the treaties of 1837, 1842 and 1854 allowing the tribes to hunt, fish, and gather, and argues that the proposed open pit iron ore mine would destroy streams, wetlands, fisheries, and wildlife that tribal members need to survive.

More here, from Wisconsin Public Radio.

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