Weekend Gathering in the UP - “Protecting Our Water, Environment and Sacred Places”,

WNPJ Board member, Al Gedicks, LaCrosse, is one of the presenters at the Third Annual Protect the Earth Community Gathering, Baraga, MI on Saturday, July 31.  Al is part of a panel discussing Mining in the UP and resistance at Eagle Rock.  Winona LaDuke is also presenting at  this event, and there will be music and more. All welcome to this annual gathering, this year called: “Protecting Our Water, Environment and Sacred Places”, July 30– Aug. 1 at Baraga, MI  To see the three-day schedule of event and to learn more about accomodations, go to "Read more" (car-pool options from Madison - contact: info@wnpj.org)

“Protecting Our Water, Environment and Sacred Places”, July 30th – August 1st. Baraga, MI
Tentative Agenda:

Friday, July 30, 2010:

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI

1-2:30pm         Opening Workshop: The National Historic Preservation Act

•  Will Gilmore, Preston Thompson & Ritchie Brown

2:45-4:15pm  Student Presentations

4:30-6pm        Opening Dinner & Anishinaabe Teachings

6-6:45pm        Featured Guest Speaker: Winona LaDuke

7-9pm            Film Screening: Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

Saturday, July 31, 2010:

Ojibwa Recreation Area Powwow Grounds, Baraga, MI

8am               Welcome: Vendor & Table Set-Up, Four Thunders Drum

9-9:30am        Opening Prayer & Remarks

9:30-10am       Keynote Speech by Winona LaDuke

10:15-12pm     Environmental Issues Facing the Great Lakes

•        Lee Sprague (Coal-Fired Power Plants)

•        Jeff Gibbs (Biomass)

•       Chemical Valley in Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Ontario

12-1pm           Lunch (On your own, vendors)

1-4:30pm        Presentations & Discussion on Eagle Rock & Mining in the U.P.

•       Featuring: Al Gedicks, Robert VanZile, Stuart Kirsch, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Yellow Dog Summer & the Stand for the Land

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI

5-6:45pm        Traditional Feast

7-10pm           Evening Concert featuring E Halverson, Skip Jones &

Joanne Shenandoah                                                                          

Sunday, August 1, 2010:

Yellow Dog Plains near Big Bay, MI

10am                    Annual Walk to Eagle Rock

12pm                    Gathering of the Waters

12:30pm                Lunch by the Yellow Dog River

1pm                      Guest Speakers, Singers & Activists

Contact new.earth.warriors@gmail.com for questions or if you would like to help out with donations, organizing, tabling, speaking, entertaining etc.

Watch for posters & updates at http://standfortheland.com/third-annual-protect-the-earth-2010-baraga-mi/


Ojibwa Casino Hotel & The Four Seasons Inn: (906) 353-7611, http://www.ojibwacasino.com/lodging-hotel.php, http://www.ojibwacasino.com/lodging-4seasons.php

Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn: (906) 353-7123, http://bestwesternmichigan.com/hotels/best-western-baraga-lakeside-inn/

Ojibwa Recreation Area Campgrounds: (906) 353-6955, http://www.kbic-nsn.gov/html/camp_rates.htm