Sunday, April 25, 2010

Headwaters News: "Taking a Stand": Sacred Site Celebrated Despite Citizen Arrest

By Gabriel Caplett

MARQUETTE -- On Tuesday, a Big Bay resident was arrested for allegedly "trespassing" on a 120 acre tract of public land Rio Tinto wants to mine. Since then, public support for keeping that land public has increased and has inspired some to travel to the proposed mine site, despite "no trespassing" signs posted by the company and the threat of arrest.

Charlotte Loonsfoot and Chelsea Smith, members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, arrived at Eagle Rock late Friday night on April 23 to "take a stand" for their sacred site and their treaty rights to hunt, fish and gather on lands ...

Click here to read the rest of Gabriel Caplett's Apr. 24 article in Headwaters News.

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