Thursday, May 27, 2010

Updated: Police on the way to Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK -- Update: A recent email message reports that 20 police squad cars arrived at Eagle Rock and arrested everyone today, May 27.

Stand for the Land reported earlier today, May 27, that police were on the way to Eagle Rock. The Web site also posted a video clip showing Kennecott Government and Community Affairs Manager Matt Johnson and Chantae Lessard, Kennecott's Community Relations senior advisor, asking the campers to move to another site because of "federal laws" for safety.

Johnson confirmed the second site is also State of Michigan land leased by Kennecott. He did not, at least in the video, state which federal laws required the campers to move.

Speaking for the campers, Stand for the Land reports, "Kennecott has fenced us off from our water source and broken their promises stated in local media a month ago that they wouldn’t interfere with our stand at Eagle Rock."

Visit Stand for the Land to see the video and watch for updates on the occupation of Eagle Rock, a sacred site for the Ojibwa people.

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