Saturday, July 03, 2010

Eagle Rock distress flag hung in observance of Independence Day

MARQUETTE --Stand For the Land reported they received word today, July 3, that an American flag was hung upside-down from a jack pine on Eagle Rock in observance of the Fourth of July and in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to let Rio Tinto-Kennecott, a foreign corporation, decide for itself that it doesn’t need required permits to take over public land. Read more on
Photo: An American flag is hung upside-down on Eagle Rock, an Ojibwa sacred site, to symbolize distress. Eagle Rock, located on leased public land, is now fenced off by Kennecott Eagle Minerals for mining operations. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo courtesy Stand For the Land)

Editor's Note: See "A hot day at Eagle Rock -- before arrests of campers" for more on the distress flag.

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