3rd Annual Protect the Earth Great Lakes Community Gathering

3rd Annual Protect the Earth Great Lakes Community Gathering

“Protecting Our Water, Environment and Sacred Places”
July 30 – August 1, 2010

Baraga & the Yellow Dog Plains

Hosted by: Oshkinawe-Ogichidaag Akiing “New Warriors for the Earth”

Sponsored By: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Save the Wild UP, Western Mining Action Network, Indigenous Environmental Network, Yellow Dog Summer, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Keepers of the Water, Northern Michigan University


Tentative Agenda:


Friday, July 30, 2010:

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI

1-2:30pm Opening Workshop: The National Historic Preservation Act.

• Will Gilmore, Preston Thompson & Ritchie Brown

2:45-4:15pm Student Presentations

4:30-6pm Opening Dinner & Anishinaabe Teachings

6-6:45pm Featured Guest Speaker: Winona LaDuke

7-9pm Film Screening: Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action


Saturday, July 31, 2010:

Ojibwa Recreation Area Powwow Grounds, Baraga, MI

8am Welcome: Vendor & Table Set-Up, Four Thunders Drum

9-9:30am Opening Prayer & Remarks

9:30-10am Keynote Speech by Winona LaDuke

10:15-12pm Environmental Issues Facing the Great Lakes

• Lee Sprague (Coal-Fired Power Plants)

• Jeff Gibbs (Biomass)

• Chemical Valley in Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Ontario

12-1pm Lunch (On your own, vendors)

1-4:30pm Presentations & Discussion on Eagle Rock & Mining in the U.P.

• Featuring: Al Gedicks, Robert VanZile, Stuart Kirsch, Keweenaw Bay Indian

Community, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Yellow Dog Summer & the Stand for the Land

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI

5-6:45pm Traditional Feast

7-10pm Evening Concert featuring E Halverson, Skip Jones & Joanne
Shenandoah


Sunday, August 1, 2010:

Yellow Dog Plains near Big Bay, MI

10am Annual Walk to Eagle Rock

12pm Gathering of the Waters

12:30pm Lunch by the Yellow Dog River

1pm Guest Speakers, Singers & Activists



Contact new.earth.warriors@gmail.com for questions or if you would like to help out with donations, organizing, tabling, speaking, entertaining etc.

Watch for posters & updates at http://standfortheland.com/third-annual-protect-the-earth-2010-baraga-mi/

Please forward and invite everyone you know!

Accommodations:

Ojibwa Casino Hotel & The Four Seasons Inn: (906) 353-7611, http://www.ojibwacasino.com/lodging-hotel.php, http://www.ojibwacasino.com/lodging-4seasons.php

Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn: (906) 353-7123, http://bestwesternmichigan.com/hotels/best-western-baraga-lakeside-inn/

Ojibwa Recreation Area Campgrounds: (906) 353-6955, http://www.kbic-nsn.gov/html/camp_rates.htm