Thursday, September 08, 2011

"Mining Madness" film on Eagle Project to be shown Sept. 8 at Ojibwa Casino

BARAGA -- The film Mining Madness,Water Wars: The Great Lakes in the Balance will be shown at 6 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Chippewa Room at Ojibwa Casino in Baraga.

Produced by the National Wildlife Federation, this 33-minute film highlights the controversial Eagle Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Testimonies reveal the threats that this sulfide mine poses to water, wildlife and people, including concerns of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

The film is part of the monthly "Mining Impacts on Native Lands" Film Series, and it is free and open to the public. The goal of the series is to increase community awareness and capacity in the midst of growing mineral interest throughout the region. Featured films will focus on the environmental and social impacts of mining, particularly on Native communities. Mining updates will be provided and discussion welcomed.

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