Tuesday, May 08, 2012

From Stand for the Land: Mining activities on Anishinaabeg territories -- KBIC, Bad River submit statement to U.N.

Posted on Standfortheland.com on May 8, 2012
Reprinted with permission

BARAGA -- Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa recently collaborated on a Statement of Information submitted to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples documenting concerns about the activities of multinational mining corporations in Anishinaabe territories.*

On May 2, 2012, members of the Bad River Band Council attended  a consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur in Mission, South Dakota. Representatives from Keweenaw Bay Indian Community plan to attend another consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur later this month.

*Click here for the Statement of Information.

Editor's Note: Jessica Koski, KBIC tribal member, spoke on the Public Radio 90 news this morning, May 8. Click here for the May 7 article, "KBIC appeals to UN, saying sulfide mining infringes on Native rights."

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