5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour: Featuring Nahko & Special Guests
Jul
9
4:00 pm16:00

5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour: Featuring Nahko & Special Guests

  • Majestic Madison

5TH ANNUAL LOVE WATER NOT OIL TOUR
This July we invite the public to join us for the 5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour. We are expanding our ride this year to cover both Wisconsin and Minnesota. The kick-off date for the tour will be on July 9th in Madison, Wisconsin with a concert at the Majestic Theater featuring Nahko, Annie Humphrey, Gingger Shankar & special guests. On July 14th we will celebrate with a concert at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe on Madeline Island and we will celebrate July 16th at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN to wrap up the July portion of the Love Water Not Oil tour.

July 9th - Kick-off event in Madison, WI @Majestic Theater featuring Nahko, Annie Humphrey & Gingger Shankar
Purchase Tickets online and RSVP
Doors open @6PM - Show starts @7PM
$25 Presale | $30 at the door

MORE TOUR SCHEDULED
July 14th - Concert in Madeline Island @Tom’s Burned Down Cafe featuring Nahko, Annie Humphrey & Gingger Shankar
Purchase Tickets online and RSVP
Show starts @7PM
$25 Presale | $30 at the door

July 16th - Concert in Duluth, MN @Bayfront Festival Park featuring Nahko and Medicine for the People, Annie Humphrey Music, Gingger Shankar & special guests.
Purchase Tickets online and RSVP
Doors open @6Pm - Show starts @7PM
$25 Presale | $30 at the door

MUSIC TOUR MEDIA CONTACT:
Winona LaDuke, winonaladuke@honorearth.org, 218-280-1720 | Charlie Thayer, charlie@honorearth.org, 612-390-6408

THE HORSE RIDE AGAINST THE CURRENT OF THE OIL #StopEnbridge#StopLine3 #LoveWaterNotOil

Learn more: www.honorearth.org/lwno2017


Jun
24
Jun 26

People on the Pipeline

  • Sierra Club Wisconsin

SAVE THE DATE: June 23 - 26 there will be various events around the state elevating the beautiful parts of Wisconsin that we want to protect from the current oil pipelines and any proposed oil infrastructure in the future. 

More details will come soon.

Parade on the Pipeline / Party for the Planet
Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

Parade on the Pipeline / Party for the Planet

  • Rio, Wisconsin

If you live in Wisconsin and love the outdoors, you know our state offers beautiful forests, rich farmland, glacial lakes, pristine rivers, and more. What you may not know is that Wisconsin is also home to the world’s largest tar sands pipeline, which bisects the state in a corridor running from Superior to Delevan. Enbridge, a $126 billion Canadian company with a terrible safety record, wants to expand its pipeline network throughout the Midwest to transport tar sands from the Canadian boreal forests to the Gulf Coast, likely for export.

With the existing pipeline corridor and the addition of a proposed new pipeline, more than 2 million barrels of tar sands oil will flow through Wisconsin each day, endangering our land, water, and communities.

On June 24, people across the state will gather at four PEOPLE ON THE PIPELINE events to enjoy some of the special outdoor places threatened by Enbridge’s pipelines. Each event will offer fun recreational activities and an opportunity to learn about the precious resources Enbridge puts at risk and ways we can protect them.

If you live in or near Columbia County, join PARADE ON THE PIPELINE / PARTY FOR THE PLANET for a picnic, parade, and more!

What: Parade on the Pipeline / Party for the Planet
When: 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Intersection of Hwy.16 & Williams Road
RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/PeopleOnThePipeline
Contact: olumbia County WiSE, ColumbiaCountyWiSE@gmail.com, (608) 571-3588

This will be a fun family-friendly event featuring hayrides, kites, lawn games, hula-hoops, and free Sassy Cow ice cream. Bring your own lunch and wear a hat for the 1:00 p.m. parade. Learn about property rights and pipeline environmental impacts. Hay bales will be provided for sitting, but feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. Free kites will be given to the first 20 kids!

Protect the Water — Rock Against the Pipeline
Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Protect the Water — Rock Against the Pipeline

  • Janesville, Wisconsin

If you live in Wisconsin and love the outdoors, you know our state offers beautiful forests, rich farmland, glacial lakes, pristine rivers, and more. What you may not know is that Wisconsin is also home to the world’s largest tar sands pipeline, which bisects the state in a corridor running from Superior to Delevan. Enbridge, a $126 billion Canadian company with a terrible safety record, wants to expand its pipeline network throughout the Midwest to transport tar sands from the Canadian boreal forests to the Gulf Coast, likely for export.

With the existing pipeline corridor and the addition of a proposed new pipeline, more than 2 million barrels of tar sands oil will flow through Wisconsin each day, endangering our land, water, and communities.

On June 24, people across the state will gather at four PEOPLE ON THE PIPELINE events to enjoy some of the special outdoor places threatened by Enbridge’s pipelines. Each event will offer fun recreational activities and an opportunity to learn about the precious resources Enbridge puts at risk and ways we can protect them.

If you live in or near Rock County, come on out for a march to protect the Rock River!

What: Protect the Water—Rock Against the Pipeline
When: 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Courthouse Park, Janesville (bordered by S. Atwood Ave., E. Court St., S. Wisconsin St., & E. St. Lawrence)
RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/PeopleOnThePipeline
Contact: Rock County WiSE, RockCountyWiSE@gmail.com, (608) 531-8091

The Rock River begins in Fond du Lac County and flows southwest, emptying into the Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL, bisecting Rock County along the way. We'll march along the river, pausing on two bridges spanning it, to message the people with our signs, banners and critter hats. We'll start at Upper Courthouse Park in Janesville at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at the same location around 1:30 p.m. Marchers are encouraged to bring signs about protecting the river.

Do we value the Rock River? Is safe, clean drinking water important? Are we willing to endanger our river and the tourism jobs it sustains to boost a Canadian company’s profit margin? Do you think the Rock County public should have a say?

Join us on June 24 to make your voices heard!

Pedal on the Pipeline
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Pedal on the Pipeline

  • Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

If you live in Wisconsin and love the outdoors, you know our state offers beautiful forests, rich farmland, glacial lakes, pristine rivers, and more. What you may not know is that Wisconsin is also home to the world’s largest tar sands pipeline, which bisects the state in a corridor running from Superior to Delevan. Enbridge, a $126 billion Canadian company with a terrible safety record, wants to expand its pipeline network throughout the Midwest to transport tar sands from the Canadian boreal forests to the Gulf Coast, likely for export. 

With the existing pipeline corridor and the addition of a proposed new pipeline, more than two million barrels of tar sands oil will flow through Wisconsin each day, endangering our land, water, and communities.

On June 24, people across the state will gather at four PEOPLE ON THE PIPELINE events to enjoy some of the special outdoor places threatened by Enbridge’s pipelines. Each event will offer fun recreational activities and an opportunity to learn about the precious resources Enbridge puts at risk and ways we can protect them.

If you live in or near Jefferson County, join PEDAL ON THE PIPELINE for a ride on the Glacial Drumlin Trail!

What: Pedal on the Pipeline
When: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Glacial Drumlin State Trail, Cottage Grove trailhead
RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/PeopleOnThePipeline 
Contact: Harry Bennett, hmbennett@hotmail.com, 785-466-1728

The Glacial Drumlin Trail follows the old Chicago & North Western Railway, stretching for 52 miles through farmlands and glacial topography. We’ll leave at 10:00 a.m. from the trailhead in Cottage Grove; ride approximately 13 miles to the Line 61 crossing, where we’ll have a short program; picnic about 2 miles further down the trail at Korth Park; and then bike back to Cottage Grove. Those who prefer a shorter ride will leave from the crossing in Deerfield. Bring a sack lunch and water and be prepared to purchase a state trail daily pass for $5 if you don’t have a current annual pass.

Save Our Water - Back Forty Mine
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Save Our Water - Back Forty Mine

  • The Richard Mauthe Center

Save Our Water
Is Wisconsin's water safe?
Will you protect our water?

Saturday June 3rd 2017 1pm
The Richard Mauthe Center
(2418 Leon Bond Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311)

This Event will include information and speakers about the back forty mine. Children are welcome and activities will be provided for them. Resource booths of local organizations taking a stand against the back forty mine. 
For more details please go to the facebook event or
www.joshua4justice.org




Co-host of event:
Indigenous Warrior Society

Camps A Rising Fundraising Event!
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Camps A Rising Fundraising Event!

  • Tainter Town Hall

Camps A Rising is proud to enjoy the co sponsorship of the following organizations. Camps A Rising joins them in organizing peaceful communication and healing action supporting a future for all of us.

 

Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Western Wisconsin:

“We organize our members and others around issues that concern all citizens in western Wisconsin. Only if we are organized will we hold onto our democracy.” –  https://www.facebook.com/westWisconsinOrganizingCooperative/

Indivisible Chippewa Valley:

“Resisting the Trump agenda through persistent, grassroots engagement with Members of Congress in Wisconsin’s 3rd District.” – https://indivisiblechippewavalley.wordpress.com/about/

Veterans Respond:

“Healing Through Service”. – http://www.veteransrespond.org/#healing

Back 40 Proposed Mine Project
May
28
7:30 pm19:30

Back 40 Proposed Mine Project

  • Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve Girl Scout Office

meeting is at the GIRL SCOUT OFFICE at the Bubolz Nature Preserve

Guy Reiter, Menominee Tribal Organizer, and by Dr. Al Gedicks, Executive Secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council will talk about Aquila Resources proposed open pit mine; A massive (2000 feet by 2500 feet and 750 feet deep) gold, zinc, and sulfide mine 150ft from the Menominee River. The Menominee River is the largest river system in the Upper Peninsula and flows into the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Co-sponsored by The Sierra Club's Fox Valley Group and Esther, Faith Communities United for Justice.

Standing Rock Take Me From the River
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Standing Rock Take Me From the River

  • Escuela Verde Milwaukee

MAY 10
STANDING ROCK: 
TAKE ME FROM THE RIVER
A brewcity journey into water protecting. Residents of Milwaukee Travel to North Dakota to Dakota in support of the Standing Rock Sioux in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline
In the Spring of 2016, the call went out, no one would have guessed that by November the camp would grow and the movement would gain so much support around the world. This is all because of the independent media, without them the world would not have had the opportunity to participate and the brutality of the militarized police may have only been known to those fighting on the front lines. The fight is not over, the sacred fire has been kicked out, but the embers have traveled the world and are again ablaze! Join us to see footage of the good, the bad, and the ugly, share your personal experiences, and stand united with us! Water is Life

March for Science - Madison
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

March for Science - Madison

  • James Madison Park ▬► UW Science Hall / Library Mall

The March for Science - Madison is an event that unites with over 429 other satellite events worldwide to champion science as a pillar for the advancement of human knowledge, progress and prosperity.  

We gather together on April 22, Earth Day, as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for the freedom of science in the interest of the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

Climate/ Earth Day March
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Climate/ Earth Day March

  • The City Deck

On Saturday, April 22th, we will come together for one massive march to bring our demands to the streets. We will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love. And we will be louder and stronger than ever before.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Green Bay
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Green Bay

  • Backstage at the Meyer

Get your tickets to Green Bay's first Wild & Scenic Film Festival on April 20th at Backstage at the Meyer, presented by River Alliance of Wisconsin. See an incredible selection of award-winning, engaging, and eye-opening films that will leave you inspired and motivated to care for our natural world. Tickets to this popular event will go fast, grab yours today! All proceeds support the protection and preservation of Wisconsin’s rivers and watersheds. 

Tickets: 
$12 | $15 day of show
$30 VIP Tickets (Includes entry to our exclusive pre-party at 5:30pm with one free drink ticket and a light dinner).

*All tickets include River Alliance membership!!*

5:30pm: VIP Pre-party (includes food and a free drink)
6:15pm: Doors open to public
7:00pm: Films begin

Film program:
Pale Blue Dot
The Living Forest
One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts
Wasfia
Water Song
The Wild President
The Super Salmon

Bear Witness Screening at UW Stout
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Bear Witness Screening at UW Stout

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

Join the Campaign the Save the Boundary Waters to watch Bear Witness, the short film documenting National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave and Amy Freeman's year-long adventure advocacy expedition in the Boundary Waters. Staff from the Campaign will be present to give a presentation and update on the recent denial of Twin Metal's leases and what that means for the future of the Boundary Waters.

This event is free and open to all ages! The screening will be in the Jarvis Hall Science Wing Room #110

Film Festival
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Film Festival

  • Escuela Verde Milwaukee

4 weeks of Amazing Films and Guest Speakers Join us for some current Water Protecting topics, enjoy a film, join in on the discusion and participate in an action all in one! Official Schedule TBD. Stay tuned!

2017 WATER WALK
Apr
19
May 4

2017 WATER WALK

  • WI

START DATE: APRIL 19 and 20, 2017.

The destinations are subject to change and we ask for cooperation and patience/indulgence to the schedule below.

Dates are not included because it is a longer walk and we cannot ever say what time or when we will be at perceived destinations.

Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN [1]
– Duluth, MN to Wisconsin 13
– Wisconsin 13 to Port Wing, WI (55.6 miles over 2 days)
– Port Wing to Bayfield, WI (32.6 miles)
– Bayfield to Madeline Island, WI (33.4 miles)

Madeline Island, WI [2]
– Bayfield, WI to Odanah, WI (32.6 miles)
– Odanah, WI to Bessemer, MI (34.8 miles)
– Bessemer, MI to Bergland, MI (25.5 miles)
– Bergland, MI to Kenton, MI (36 miles)
– Kenton, MI to Nestoria, MI (32 miles)
– Nestoria, MI to West Ishpeming (29 miles)
– West Ishpeming to Ojibwe Casino Marquette (26.5 miles)
– Ojibwe Casino Marquette to Munising, MI (31.8 miles)
– Munising, MI to Hwy 28 (22.6 miles)
– Hwy 28 to McMillan, MI (25.6 miles)
– McMillan, MI to Strongs, MI (36.7 miles)
– Strongs, MI via 28 to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (32.7 miles)

Sault Ste. Marie, ON[3]
– Sault Ste. Marie, ON to Laird, ON (36.9 kms)
– Laird, ON to Thessalon, ON (50.3 kms)
– Thessalon, ON to Blind River, ON (53 kms)
– Blind River, ON to Spanish, ON (48.4 kms)
– Spanish, ON to Espanola, ON (47.9 kms)
– Espanola, ON to Little Current, ON (49.9 kms)
– Little Current, ON to Wikwemikong, ON (49 kms)
– Wikwemikong to South Baymouth (43.7 kms)

Wikwemikong, ON[4]
– South Bay Mouth (via 2 hr ferry ride) to Miller Lake, ON (25.8 kms)
– Miller Lake, ON to Sauble Falls, ON (55.2 kms)
– Sauble Falls, ON to Underwood, ON (48.5 kms)
– Underwood, ON (via Hwy 21) to Kingsbridge, ON (48.8 kms)
– Kingsbridge, ON to Bayfield, ON (42.4 kms)
– Bayfield, ON to Kettle and Stony Point FNs, ON (55.7 kms)
– Kettle and Stony Point FNs to Sarnia, ON (43 kms)
– Sarnia, ON (via Hwy 40) to Walpole Island (49.3 kms)
– Walpole Island to Grande Point, ON (35.1 kms)
– Grande Point to Stoney Point, ON (37.6 kms)
– Stoney Point to St. Clair Beach, Tecumseh, ON (26.9 kms)

Detroit River[5]
– St. Clair Beach to LaSalle, ON (28.6 kms)
– LaSalle to Amherstburg , ON (15.8 kms)
– Amherstburg to Kingsville, ON via waterfront Colchester (41.3 kms)
– Kingsville to Leamington, ON (13.8 kms)
– Leamington to Erie Beach, ON (57.8 kms)
– Erie Beach to New Glasgow, ON (43.8 kms)
– New Glasgow to Port Stanley, ON (44.7 kms)
– Port Stanley to Long Point, ON (76.7 kms)
– Long Point to Port Dover, ON (39.3 kms)
– Port Dover to South Cayuga (42.7 kms)
– South Cayuga to Port Colborne, ON (42.4 kms)
– Port Colborne to Fort Erie, ON (24 kms)
– Fort Erie to Niagara Falls, ON (27.2 kms, more if you follow the water)

Niagara Falls[6]
– Niagara Falls, ON to Grimsby, ON (45.8 kms)
– Grimsby, ON to Oakville, ON (48.1 kms)
– Oakville, ON to Woodbine Beach, Toronto, ON (43 kms)
– Woodbine Beach, Toronto, ON to Oshawa, ON (46.7 kms)
– Oshawa, ON to Port Hope, ON (49 kms)
– Port Hope, ON to Brighton, ON (48.4 kms)
– Brighton, ON to Shannonville, ON (45.8 kms)
– Shannonville, ON to Odessa, ON (43.6 kms)
– Odessa, ON to Legge, ON (52.6 kms)
– Legge, ON to Brockville, ON (58.8 kms)
– Brockville, ON to Cornwall, ON (96.6 kms) 2 days
– Cornwall, ON to Saint-Zotique Beach, QU (46.5 kms)
– Saint-Zotique Beach, QU to Kahnawake, QC (64.4 kms) bridge crossing

Kahnawake[7] , QC
– Kahnawake, QC to Longeuil, QC (30 kms)
– Longeuil, QC to Contrecouer, QC (45 kms)
– Contrecouer, QC to Yamasaki, QC (42.2 kms)
– Yamasaki, QC to Saint-Gregoire, QC (49.6 kms)
– Saint-Gregoire, QC to Deschaillons-sur-Saint Laurent, QC (50.3 kms)
– Deschaillons-sur-Saint Laurent, Qc to Saint Antoine de Tilly, QC (49.2 kms)
– Saint Antoine de Tilly, QC to Lévis, QC (43.8 kms)
– Lévis, QC to Montmagny, QC (54.2 kms)
– Montmagny, QC to 1162 Route de la Seigneurie, QC (47.3 kms)
– 1162 Route de la Seigneurie, QC to Saint Germain, QC (48.7kms)
– Saint Germain, QC to Cacouna FN (46.2 kms)
– Cacouna FN to Saint-Simon-sur-Mer, QC (50.9 kms)
– Saint-Simon-sur-Mer, QC to Rimouski, QC (51 kms)
– Rimouski, QC to Métis-sur-Mer, QC (51.3 kms)
– Métis-sur-Mer, QC to Matane, QC (42.8 kms)

Matane, QC [8]

Watch for future updates. If you have any questions, please email waterwalk2017@gmail.com

 

Two Anishinawbe Grandmothers, and a group of Anishinawbe Women and Men have taken action regarding the water issue by walking the perimeter of the Great Lakes.

Along with a group of Anishinabe-que and supports, they walked around Lake Superior in Spring 2003, around Lake Michigan in 2004, Lake Huron in 2005, Lake Ontario in 2006 and Lake Erie in 2007.

The 1st Annual Women’s Water Walk took place April 2003. Several women from different clans came together to raise awareness that our clean and clear water is being polluted by chemicals, vehicle emissions, motor boats, sewage disposal, agricultural pollution, leaking landfill sites, and residential usage is taking a toll on our water quality. Water is precious and sacred…it is one of the basic elements needed for all life to exist.

The Annual Women’s Water Walk was chosen for Spring because for the natural re-growth of our natural habitat, as it is a in time for renewal, re-growth, and re-birth.

A team of 6 – 8 Aboriginal people volunteer to walk and help with the everyday necessities such as having multitasked drivers to accompany walkers, food preparation, refreshment breaks, camp set ups, cleaners, laundry etc.

Public Relations Personnel have been involved thorougout by taking shifts, and also going ahead to communities to aid with the awareness of the walk. This includes the distribution of media releases, posters, pamphlets, advertisements, and meeting and greeting of the participating walkers.

The overall result after implementation is to gather other groups and/or organizations to participate in an all regional walk around the Great Lakes. The goal is achieved strength in numbers with other Aboriginal men/women in the Great Lake Regions. The anticipated outcome is to have all people aware of the importance of the water and gain support and the gathering of other supporters whom would share an interest in protecting our water through our walk. This event will be annually, with the intent of the Women’s Water Walk to gain awareness and support for annual walks throughout the region. This will entail support, recognition, and awareness of the importance of keeping Great Lake waters clean.

It is anticipated that eventually challenges with other organizations to come together each spring to adopt a common like to care and protect from further pollution.

Stakeholder participation presently resides within the Biidaajiwun Local. Biidaajiwun Local is a women’s group run exclusively by women to raise awareness of issues, pertaining the needs of Aboriginal women. Contribution factors involve the housing of public relation workers, volunteers, support and the participation of several women sharing in the protection of our waters.

It is the hope that other locals, individuals and organizations will come together annually to spread interest and awareness in their communities. This annual event is intended to gain support to raise awareness throughout the region.

The originality of this idea is uncommon as there are few who are ready and willing to take on such a challenge. This idea is original because of how society today is taught to rely on the technological equipment, and that the mere thought of a walk being more than 15 minutes is a task for many. We strive our own determination that this challenge is seldom being done elsewhere, particularly in our region. We are doing this walk on our own beliefs within our own aboriginal culture and values of the importance of our waters is very precious and sacred to our being, as it is one of the basic elements needed for all life to exist.

In doing so, we know that such an endeavors requires a certain amount of funds to help carry the walk over for a two month period, but this alone will not prevent us from carry out what our grandfathers have predicted. Our waters will be scarce and will be deficient in the essential means for our survival….our water.

March for Science Poster, Banner, & Costume Making Party
Apr
18
5:30 pm17:30

March for Science Poster, Banner, & Costume Making Party

  • 7th Street Studio

Join the Wyoming Art Party & March for Science for an evening of poster, banner, and costume making in preparation for the March for Science. 

The March for Science will take place on EARTH DAY, April 22nd and will start at noon at the University of Wyoming Classroom Building will end with a Rally downtown.

"March for Science" is a Wyoming-wide organization made up local scientists and a coalition of organizations that includes the Sierra Club Laramie Chapter and the UW Sustainability Club.

For more information about the event and organization check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/180374479139536/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1490982626966889

https://www.facebook.com/WySciMarc

This event is free and all are welcome!

Pipeline Resistance in the Great Lakes
Apr
17
7:00 pm19:00

Pipeline Resistance in the Great Lakes

  • Alvord Theater, Northland College

Join us for a presentation highlighting Indigenous and grassroots resistance to Enbridge oil pipelines in the Great Lakes region. 

The presentation weaves together stories of Indigenous and grassroots resistance through a series of short films and facilitation by the Ashland Action Network. From the Alberta tar sands and Bakken oil fields to the refineries, communities all over have been taking a stand to protect the water, land, and sky for future generations.

With Enbridge's pipeline passing right through Ashland, learn how you can help take action to shut down Line 5. 

Did you know Enbridge's permit for Line 5 through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest expired in 2013? Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407597735919350/

Protecting the Planet One Adventure at a Time
Apr
12
12:00 pm12:00

Protecting the Planet One Adventure at a Time

  • Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Join explorers Dave & Amy Freeman to hear stories from their adventures, watch their short film, Bear Witness, and hear about efforts to protect the Boundary Water from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining

About Dave & Amy:
On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in support of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge. During their year, they camped at approximately 120 different sites, explored 500 lakes, rivers and streams, and traveled more than 2,000 miles by canoe, foot, ski, snowshoe and dog team. In 2014, Dave and Amy traveled by canoe and sailboat from Ely to Washington, DC, on the Paddle to DC as a first step in their efforts to protect the Wilderness.
Find more info at: https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/wildernessyear

↣ Water Protector Meet Up ↣
Apr
9
4:00 pm16:00

↣ Water Protector Meet Up ↣

  • Green Bay, Wisconsin

The world is full of all kinds of problems that we can’t solve in a day, but what we can do is find a way to give back. What that may by is completely up to you. A few hours, a week or only once a month, every small effort counts! It is a ripple effect that trancends throughout the community. l just imagine the impact that it would have for the better. And we need that more than ever right now. 

Come join us to find out how you can help fight for environmental justice here in our own local community. Educate yourself, learn all the different opportunities and ways you can contribute to the success of this worldwide movement! I realize it's been difficult to stay informed of all these great opportunities offered in our area so please signup for regular communication from us. We (Indigenous Warrior Society of WI) would be more than honored to work and serve alongside one another right in the Northeastern region of Wisconsin!!  

Take a minute to register on our Facebook page and let's all do our part and UNITE✊✊ 

““Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” - The Collective Mind

Standing Rock Sioux No DAPL Fundraiser
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Standing Rock Sioux No DAPL Fundraiser

  • Art In

Quick Description:
Our Friends, the Savages
Sean Michael Dargan Band
Imaginary Watermelon
MANY Artists showcasing
Art-In
April 8th
7pm-10pm
$5 (or more) suggested donation
Plus Art Auction/Sale

Press Release:
The initial court battles have been lost, but the war is not over! We must continue to stand with the water protectors, even after the media cycle has moved on to the next story of the day. This is your local opportunity. We are creating a gathering to show our support. We will maintain awareness through dialog and information. We will display solidarity through our art and our music. We will raise funds through a door donation and through a silent auction. On April 8th, Art-In,1444 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703 at 7pm. 

The evening will begin at 7pm with an art exhibition. All art on display will be donated by artists committed to the cause. Some will be up for silent auction. Current artists who will have work on display include John Hitchcock, Emily Arthur, and Michael Taylor. 

Bands will begin at 7:30pm. The music will be a mix of alternative/independent rock artists from the Madison area. The lineup will include three bands—Our Friends the Savages, Imaginary Watermelon, and Sean Michael Dargan Band.

Organizers plan to have local and student activist organizations on hand to offer up to date information relating the water protection movement of the Standing Rock Sioux. 

“In this arbitrary and capricious reversal of course, the Trump Administration is circumventing the law: wholly disregarding the treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux and ignoring the legally required environmental review. It isn’t the 1800s anymore – the U.S. government must keep its promises to the Standing Rock Sioux and reject rather than embrace dangerous projects that undercut Treaties." - Jan Hasselman [staff attorney for Earthjustice]

All the money raised will be donated directly to the Standing Rock Sioux through the donation page on their website dedicated to the #NoDAPLmovement: http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/ 

In solidarity, we stand and we support.

Pipeline Safety Panel
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Pipeline Safety Panel

  • Lake Mills Community Center

April 6: Pipeline Safety Panel: 6:30 PM at the Lake Mills Community Center
Attend this panel discussion to get questions answered about the pipelines in the Line 61 corridor, safety, and emergency response. Tentative panel includes:
– Representative, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
– Donna Haugom, Jefferson County Emergency Management
– President, Jefferson County Fire Chief Association
– President, Jefferson County Police Chief Association
– Enbridge (invited)

Back Forty Mine Workgroup
Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Back Forty Mine Workgroup

  • St. Matthew Catholic Church

JOSHUA Leadership has developed a team to plan around the issue and help guide JOSHUA and our congregations into the issue, education around it, and potential actions. Not yet involved? Come to our next meeting and join in the fight of the Back Forty Mine.
Here is some info about the Back Forty Mine Issue:
-Aquila Resources wants to develop an open pit (2000ft wide x 750ft deep) a massive gold, zinc, and sulfide mine 150ft from the Menominee River Which forms the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan.
-The Menominee River is the largest river system in the Upper Peninsula with a 4000 sq mile drainage system.
- The Menominee River is culturally significant as a major prehistoric travel corridor for indigenous peoples and the source of Creation for the Menominee Indian Tribe.
- The Menominee River watershed supports sturgeon spawning, strong populations of small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and trout.
-Dewatering the mine pit can lower ground water levels around the mine harming the Shakey Lakes Savanna, a 1520 acre natural are, part of the Escanaba state forest.
-Metallic sulfide mines in the United States will pollute up to 27 million gallons of fresh water per year. The main reason is acid mine drainage which occurs when mineral deposits containing sulfides are exposed to the air and water during excavation.
-The mine poses a major threat to the Menominee Indian Tribe's cultural resources, 22 of there known cultural sites are within the project area. Including Burial mounds, prehistoric garden beds and prehistoric village sites.

These are just a few of the many startling issues with the Back 40 Mine...

Please share this event with those you think would be interested in this issue as well to join the team.

Sri Lanka to Standing Rock: The Viability of Unarmed Civilian Protection
Apr
5
5:00 pm17:00

Sri Lanka to Standing Rock: The Viability of Unarmed Civilian Protection

  • Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite

Mel Duncan co-founded Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) with David Hartsough. NP is an international non-governmental organization that puts nonviolent strategies into practice for the prevention and mitigation of violence in conflict zones. NP uses unarmed civilian protection (UCP) based on Mohandas Gandhi's concept of a Shanti Sena or "peace army." The model involves the use of trained, unarmed civilian peacekeepers working with local groups to create space for nonviolent conflict resolution.

Duncan's remarks will cover the theory behind unarmed civilian protection and share stories of success from Nonviolent Peaceforce's many successful projects. Since 2002, NP has conducted civilian peacekeeping operations in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Guatemala, Sudan, and at Standing Rock. 

In 2007, NP was granted Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. In 2016, NP was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Duncan's awards and honors include the 2006 Distinguished Citizen Award from Macalester College and the 2007 International Pfeffer Peace Award from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. In 2008 he was named one of "50 Visionaries who are Changing Your World" by Utne Reader.

Pay parking is available in Marquette's parking structure 1, located at 749 N. 16th Street, and in its Wells Street Structure, located at 1240 W. Wells St.

500 Years of Native Resistance: AIM, Standing Rock & Beyond.
Apr
4
5:30 pm17:30

500 Years of Native Resistance: AIM, Standing Rock & Beyond.

  • Driftless Books And Music

Join us for food, prayer and sharing as we host a discussion on Indigenous activism of past, present and future. We will gather for a potluck meal, before circling and setting our intention with a sage offering. StrongHeart, a Choctaw/Cherokee activist will faciliate a presentation and Q&A with our guests, who we are honored to have. 

Feather is an Indigenous accomplice, having been on the front lines in the Big Mountain and Standing Rock actions. 

Manitonquat (Medicine Story) is a storyteller, an elder and a keeper of the lore of the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation of Massachusetts. Author of ten published books, Manitonquat has spoken to peace conferences and groups on 3 continents, was the keynote speaker at the United Nations observance of the 50th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination, directs prison programs for native spirituality, advises a nature school, and, with his wife Ellika, Circle Way workshops and annual international family camps in 10 European countries and the US.

  Birth of a Movement: The Women of Standing Rock
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Birth of a Movement: The Women of Standing Rock

  • Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist

We will be showing a documentary on the Women of Standing Rock on Friday, March 31st at 6 pm at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist at 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915

There is no cover charge. There will be a guest speakers and discussion afterwards.

 

Please join us!

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Mar
31
3:30 pm15:30

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

  • New York, NY

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017
Mar
31
Apr 1

Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017

  • Trinity Episcopal Church Oshkosh

A conference on faith, justice, ecology, and economy. 
Water is a gift. Water is life. As water crises increase, access to safe and clean drinking water decreases. From Flint to Standing Rock, many of today’s most pressing social issues revolve around water. Trinity Episcopal Church in Oshkosh will again be a partner site for Trinity Institute, one of two sites in Wisconsin.

1st Annual Waterways Walk Benefit
Mar
25
6:30 pm18:30

1st Annual Waterways Walk Benefit

  • Campanile Center for the Arts

Join us for the 1st Annual Water Ways Walk Benefit!
Date: Saturday, March 25th
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Campanile Center, Minocqua, WI

$15 per person at the door

For more Information: (715) 904-0295 or (715) 614-1152

Featuring:
Kelly Jackson
Frank Montano
Bobby Bullet
Strawberry Moon
Big Road

MC: Brandon Thoms

Plus...

Raffles....Inspiration....Prayers for the Water....

Back Forty Mine Workgroup
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Back Forty Mine Workgroup

  • JOSHUA-Green Bay

JOSHUA Leadership has developed a team to plan around the issue and help guide JOSHUA and our congregations into the issue, education around it, and potential actions. Not yet involved? Come to our next meeting and join in the fight of the Back Forty Mine.
Here is some info about the Back Forty Mine Issue:
-Aquila Resources wants to develop an open pit (2000ft wide x 750ft deep) a massive gold, zinc, and sulfide mine 150ft from the Menominee River Which forms the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan.
-The Menominee River is the largest river system in the Upper Peninsula with a 4000 sq mile drainage system.
- The Menominee River is culturally significant as a major prehistoric travel corridor for indigenous peoples and the source of Creation for the Menominee Indian Tribe.
- The Menominee River watershed supports sturgeon spawning, strong populations of small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and trout.
-Dewatering the mine pit can lower ground water levels around the mine harming the Shakey Lakes Savanna, a 1520 acre natural are, part of the Escanaba state forest.
-Metallic sulfide mines in the United States will pollute up to 27 million gallons of fresh water per year. The main reason is acid mine drainage which occurs when mineral deposits containing sulfides are exposed to the air and water during excavation.
-The mine poses a major threat to the Menominee Indian Tribe's cultural resources, 22 of there known cultural sites are within the project area. Including Burial mounds, prehistoric garden beds and prehistoric village sites.

These are just a few of the many startling issues with the Back 40 Mine...

Please share this event with those you think would be interested in this issue as well to join the team.