The Lac Courte Oreilles tribe is trying a unique way to
help stop the proposed iron ore mine in the Penokees:
gathering wild onions and mushrooms.
The new LCO Harvest Camp is set in the backwoods of
Iron County, right in the middle of the proposed mine.
Connor Beaulieu of LCO says he's almost 13 years old
and proud to show off this new camp.
Idle No More is an ongoing protest movement originating among the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and their non-Aboriginal supporters in Canada, and to a lesser extent, internationally. It has consisted of a number of political actions worldwide, inspired in part by the hunger strike of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and further coordinated via social media. A reaction to alleged abuses of indigenous treaty rights by the Harper government, the movement takes particular issue with the recent omnibus bill Bill C-45.
From the same blogIdle No More activities will not stop until we reach our two goals: Indigenous sovereignty (Nation to Nation relationship) and protection of the land and water (Social and Environmental Sustainability). Once we reach these goals, we will continue to work to protect them. In essence, Idle No More is here to stay.
Boozhoo,aaniin, Onagaakwe indigoo Odawamong, mikinaak indoodem. Besho Zhigaagongindoonjibaa, besho Nizho-wiikwedong indaa. Carol indizhinikaazzhaaganashimong.
Greetings, my name is Carol Reschke. I am an anishinaabe woman of mixed descent; my ancestors were both settlers and native people. I grew up in suburbs of Chicago, and I now live in Minnesota. I am a singer, I sing backup at powwows and round dances, Itravel long distances to sing with friends. Because many of my singing buddies are from first nations in Canada, I’ve been following the Idle No More movement closely, and during the holidays I’ve been attending several rallies and roundies. On Dec 21 I was in Couchiching First Nation for their rally and walk to the USA border crossing in Fort Frances, Ontario. This past week I sang at flash mob round dances at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth MN, Walmartin Ashland WI, Paul Bunyan Mall in Bemidji MN, and last night at Walmart in Cloquet MN.Below is a message I’d like to share on the Idle No More website. The late Tom Stillday, a spiritual leader from Ponemah (Obaashiing) Minnesota in the Red Lake Nation reserve. Tom passed away in October 2008; he relayed a message to an elder lady in a recent dream.
Back in Wisconsin ... I beleive extending the Canadian protests against mining interests and the Wiscosnin Governor Walker initiative to "reform" Wisconsin mining regulations and environmental protection?!