The Bad River Tribe is saving Wisconsin's Penokee Hills from being destroyed by a proposed open-pit iron mine (view map). But they need your help to make their voices heard. A coveted iron ore body lies in the headwaters of the Bad River, a beautiful, pristine and sacred river that supplies vital water and nutrients to the Bad River reservation and Lake Superior's largest wild rice beds in the Kakagon Sloughs.
This watershed, which has been protected under the stewardship of the Bad River Band for hundreds of years, is an environmental treasure and the foundation of the tribe's existence. An open-pit mine in this location means more than simply environmental damage. It threatens the way of life and homeland of the Bad River people.
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