Monday, May 31, 2010

Eagle Rock leaders' supporters to rally in Ishpeming June 1

Chris Chosa signals from Eagle Rock his commitment to continue the fight against Kennecott. Two days after their May 27 arrest for trespassing, Chris Chosa and Charlotte Loonsfoot, leaders in the month-long occupation of Eagle Rock, were allowed by Kennecott to return to Eagle Rock in order to retrieve some of their belongings, including Eagle feathers and pipes. (Photo courtesy Stand for the Land)

MARQUETTE -- Supporters of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) members Charlotte Loonsfoot and Chris Chosa, who were arrested for trespassing last week on Eagle Rock, are invited to rally at 12 noon tomorrow, June 1, at the Rio Tinto offices, 504 Spruce Street in Ishpeming.

Charlotte Loonsfoot after retrieving her belongings from Eagle Rock. (Photo courtesy Stand for the Land)

The group will then walk to the 96th District Court for the arraignment of Chris Chosa and Charlotte Loonsfoot at 1:30 p.m. The 96th District Court House is about four blocks away at 308 Cleveland St.

Meet at the McDonald's parking lot at Jaspar Ridge at 11:45 a.m. to go en masse to the Rio Tinto offices.

Directions from Marquette to Rio Tinto offices:
Take US 41/28 from Marquette past Negaunee, Ishpeming and past the McDonald's at Jaspar Ridge to Lakeshore Drive (next stop light). Turn left. Go 1/2 mile and turn left on Euclid St. Continue 2/10 of a mile on Euclid and turn right on Spruce. 2/10 of a mile on the left is Rio Tinto.

Directions from the north (Houghton, Hancock, etc.):
Take US 41 to Lakeshore Drive and turn right on Lakeshore Drive. Then follow the rest of the directions above. Or meet the group at the McDonald's as mentioned above.

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