Honor the Earth Environmental Feature -- On Mining

On the latest Honor the Earth Environmental Features, Winona LaDuke speaks with Mike Wiggins, Tribal Chairman of the Bad River Band of Anishinaabe and Paul DeMain, editor of News from Indian Country in Hayward, Wisconsin (Oneida/Ojibwe), who both describe the destructive impacts of current mining attempts in Wisconsin by Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC, an iron-ore mining company based in Florida, which is facing fierce opposition from communities in and around Iron and Ashland counties in northern Wisconsin, including the Bad River Band.

“Seems like people don’t want to stick around another thousand years.” - Mike Wiggins, Tribal Chairman of the Bad River Band of Anishinaabe, on the proposed GTAC taconite mine, which will impact the watershed of the Bad River.

“It’s come to a sad situation,” he said, “when you’ve got to have a machine gun to protect a business that people around here don’t want” says Paul Demain.

Listen to this show and the latest episodes of Honor the Earth Environmental Features here: https://soundcloud.com/honortheearth/honor-the-earth-environmental-features-on-mining

Additionally, this week there is a dinner fundraiser in support of the Bad River Band and the Unist'ot'en Camp, called "Extraction Stops Here" taking place Wednesday, May 21 at 6pm at the Walker Church at 3104 16 Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398120430469281/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

And, tune in this week to Niijii Radio(tm) 89-9 White Earth, MN at 2pm CST for the latest Honor the Earth Environmental Feature. You can also listen online to streaming audio at http://niijiiradio.com/.

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