Saturday, May 01, 2010

Concert, Rally to support Eagle Rock anti-sulfide mine protest

MARQUETTE -- Two upcoming events will support the anti-sulfide mine protest now being held on Eagle Rock on the Yellow Dog Plains.*

Third Annual Michigan Music Show

If you missed Daisy May (May Erlwine) and fellow musicians at the Calumet Art Center last night, she will be performing with Josh Davis, Dominic and Rachel Davis and Michael Shimmin at 8 p.m. TONIGHT, Saturday, May 1, in the Third Annual Michigan Music Show at the Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children. Children under 5 are free. Tickets at the door are $12. Advance tickets are available at Mary's Closet, the Marquette Food Co-op, and Dead River Coffee in Marquette.

The Kaufman Auditorium is at 611 N. Front Street, Marquette.

Citizen Rally Thursday, May 6

A Citizen Rally to support Cynthia Pryor of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve at her pre-trial hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, on the Marquette County Courthouse lawn. Bring signs, family, friends, coffee and a peaceful rally attitude. Show support for Cynthia and the current protest on Eagle Rock with the message, "Free our Public Lands!" and "Stand for the Land!" *

Participants will walk down to the Post Office to join another protest at noon.

Call if you have any questions or can help volunteer: 906.942.7325 or 906.361.0413.

Cynthia Pryor was arrested and jailed on Apr. 20 while sitting on a stump on public land. She was released on personal recognizance on Apr. 22, Earth Day, but will stand trial for "trespassing" on public land leased by Rio-Tinto -- Kennecott for their Eagle Project sulfide mine, which still does not have all required permits.**

* Visit the new Web site Stand for the Land to see photos and testimonials about the Native Americans and supporters camping on Eagle Rock.

** Watch for our story on the Apr. 27 Forum on the sulfide mining, coming soon.

To learn about Environmental Justice Action on this issue, visit the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve blog:


see it with the eyes of your soul said...

migwech. i am not at Eagle Rock physically and the article gave me help in getting there in other ways

Keweenaw Now said...

Migwech for your comment and the link to your blog. Lovely art work! I love visiting Madeline Island, too! So much history.