Sunday, April 6, 2014

UWM Mining, Native Rights Conference This Week

Mark your calendars:

American Indian Sovereignty and Natural Resources in the Western Great Lakes 
Monday, April 7 and Tuesday April 8, 2014, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
Union Theater (Monday) • Curtin Hall (Monday evening), and Wisconsin Room (Tuesday)
  • What does Tribal Sovereignty mean?
  • Why do Tribes have a say in resource development?
  • What are the historic roots of the federal-tribal relationship?
Speakers • Singers • Film • Reception Day & Evening Events • Free & Open to the Public 
A two-day conference at UW-Milwaukee will explore the role of tribal sovereignty in resource management and development including speakers from the Bad River tribe explaining their experiences with the planned Penokee Mine. 
More info at AIS.UWM.EDU or on Facebook


Anonymous said...

Guess what ceded means. It means you give up the rights to that land because you sold it to someone else. There were no special rights bestowed through the treaty, only the normal rights of occupancy which everyone enjoyed. Those conservation laws passed afterward to ensure that the natural resources would be sustained for all and therefore help to maintain the ability to hunt and fish for everyone is not inconsistent with the treaties.

The treaty of 1842, the one specifically related to the area of the potential mine, is actually referred to as the Copper Treaty, since the stated purpose was to buy land for the minerals they contain, which the occupants of that land agreed to sell for that particular purpose.

Anonymous said...

Ok so now we have heard the Walker / GTac spin.

I think I'll wait for the experts on treaty rights to tell us what ceded means in this context.