EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard
The Menominee Nation and community members held a water walk as self-proclaimed water-protectors, gathering for a two day “Uniting the Waters” including Adrienne Tucker,
19, and Chance Newton, both from Keshena, as they pour the water into the Menominee Rver Sunday on Stephenson Island in Marinette. Saturday included a visit to the the
Menominee tribal homeland on the proposed Back Forty Mine site. The groups also included the Save the Menominee River Coalition. A water walk preceded the water ceremony
Sunday in Marinette. A feast was had and speeches were made about the Back Forty Mining Project. Ancestral burial grounds and fresh water were cited as birth rights that will
be infringed upon. The groups say acid mine drainage from the mine located 50 feet from the Menominee River will pollute an already dwindling and poisoned aquifer.
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard
The Menominee Nation and community members held a water walk as self-proclaimed water-protectors, gathering for a two day “Uniting the Waters” including Adrienne Tucker, 19, and Chance Newton, both from Keshena, as they pour the water into the Menominee Rver Sunday on Stephenson Island in Marinette. Saturday included a visit to the the Menominee tribal homeland on the proposed Back Forty Mine site. The groups also included the Save the Menominee River Coalition. A water walk preceded the water ceremony Sunday in Marinette. A feast was had and speeches were made about the Back Forty Mining Project. Ancestral burial grounds and fresh water were cited as birth rights that will be infringed upon. The groups say acid mine drainage from the mine located 50 feet from the Menominee River will pollute an already dwindling and poisoned aquifer.