On June 9th, 2011 , oral arguments will be made in the appeals of the mining and ground water discharge permits for the Eagle Mine project on Upper Michigan ’s Yellow Dog Plains. These suits lay out the numerous ways in which Kennecott has failed to meet the standards of several laws, and how MDEQ has failed to require the company to comply with these laws.
Should the permits be deemed lawful, construction will continue and mining operations will begin. A site sacred to the Anishinaabe will be desecrated by blasting and drilling through Eagle Rock, or Migi zii wa sin. This may occur as early as mid-July.
At 6:00 a.m. June 8th a Fire will be started in view of Eagle Rock and attended for 24 hours. Fasting and prayer will accompany the Fire’s presence.
Please take some time on June 8th and 9th to help in the effort for truth to prevail. The truth must be understood for our environment, most importantly the water. Meditate, pray and/or fast. With a united effort a consciousness can be raised for the protection of the Earth.
Like the bird in the flock, http://standfortheland.com/2011/05/24/one-can-make-a-difference-2/, one’s actions can make a difference.
Take a moment to think of the Water. http://standfortheland.com/2010/12/18/a-thought-for-the-water/
All are welcome to visit the Fire. 1.3 miles west of the guard shack at the mine site along the Triple A Road is a fork in the road. Veer to the right. Continue 500 feet and turn right again. There may be 2 signs indicating “no snowmobiles”. Drive between the signs and continue about ¼ mile. You are there at the northwest corner of the mine site.
Please Forward. Thank you.
Almost a year has passed since I attended the water ceremony last June to honor and pray for the water that gives life to us all, and which is in danger from well documented environmental abuse by Kennecott/Rio Tinto sulfur mining. The passage of time can be an elusive thing….a year…hard to believe…and the danger is as present as it ever was.
Regretfully, I am unable to personally attend the fire this week on the Yellow Dog Plain, but I will be fasting for 24 hours in spiritual alignment with those who are there in the flesh.