Honor the Earth staff and Board wish to thank the many musicians, volunteers and people who came to our three shows- Madison, St. Paul and Bayfield. We had a beautiful journey.
The voice of Jennifer Kreisberg rang, music of Kelly Jackson (Nammy Award Winner 2013) in Madison, echoed strong, and we always thank the Indigo Girls. At this show, Bad River Anishinaabe Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins addressed a sold out crowd and encouraged continued resistance to the GTAC taconite mine proposal.
Wiggins called on the EPA to enforce the Clean Water Act and protect the headwaters of the Bad River, the endangered sturgeon , and Lake Superior. Honor the Earth called on the people of Wisconsin to honor treaty rights, and to demand that their government does. Honor also thanked the Solidarity Singers. Honor Board Chair Shannon Martin guided all of us.
The St. Paul show featured the Nokomis Singers, Jennifer Kreisberg, and the Indigo Girls. We were honored to have Marty Cobenais from the Indigenous Environmental Network urge all of us to continue opposition to the Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion, and to reduce our fossil fuel consumption. A special after show reception included Sonny Johnson, an up and coming young blues singer from the Red Lake reservation. We're really pleased to have Keri Pickett take photos at this event, and had a special honoring for one of our founders- Nilak Butler, as it would have been her 60th birthday.
The Bayfield Show was held at the Big Top. This was such a beautiful evening, and Jennifer Kreisberg and Keith Secola made it all the more amazing. Indian Car and Keith's band have done many great shows with the Indigo Girls and Honor the Earth, and it was especially great to hear Mike Wiggins address a very proud crowd of northerners who are committed to sustainability and living with respect on the lake. Again, thanks to Tom Nelson and Tom's Burned Down Cafe, and all the folks on Madeline Island for making it all possible for us, and thanks to the Big Top. Special thanks to all of you who attended these events.
Please continue to follow our work on the Alberta Clipper Pipeline, the Enbridge pipelines, the work to oppose the GTAC Mine, and the work to protect wolves and water.