Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Idle No More movement honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on his birthday

Photo courtesy #idlenomore, Facebook page for the Idle No More movement, posted on Jan. 15, 2013, birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Reprinted with permission.

Keweenaw Now extends thanks to the Idle No More Facebook page (#idlenomore) for permission to publish the above photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His statement is an inspiration for their peaceful global protest to reclaim indigenous people's rights to their treaty rights and protection of land and water.

Thanks also to #idlenomore for posting a link to our Jan. 14, 2013, article, "Videos, photos: KBIC Idle No More Rally/Walk expresses solidarity on protecting treaty rights, environment," on the Jan. 11, 2013, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Idle No More Rally/Walk in Baraga.

Michigan Tech to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., at banquet Jan. 21

HOUGHTON --  The 24th annual MLK banquet will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in Michigan Tech's MUB Ballroom. The event will feature guest speaker Dr. Tricia Rose, who will give a presentation on the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Legacies of the Civil Rights Era. Tickets are free and can be picked up at Hamar House, Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), on the Michigan Tech campus.

For more information contact Dr. Renee Wells, CDI assistant director, at (906) 487-1829.

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