Eagle Rock Defenders camp ‘crushed’ by Police

by May 28, 2010
 

Dozens of heavily armed Police and State Troopers have raided the peaceful defenders camp at Eagle Rock in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; "crushing" the month-long effort to protect the sacred site from a controversial sulfide mine. Greg Peterson Reports.

Raid at Eagle Rock; Two campers arrested, camp destroyed

By Greg Peterson, Today correspondent

BIG BAY, Mich. – The defenders of sacred Eagle Rock sat in a circle and wept as they were surrounded by dozens of heavily armed state and local police officers who raided the Eagle Rock encampment the morning of May 27 arresting two campers at the request of Kennecott Eagle Minerals, who wasted no time destroying the month-old camp to make way for their nickel and copper mine.

Witnesses say there were about six people at Eagle Rock when police moved in including four campers who had spent the night and two supporters who arrived with a warning the raid was imminent. Armed with high-powered rifles, Michigan State Police and mine security could be seen atop Eagle Rock scanning the vast Yellow Dog Plains with binoculars apparently looking for trespassers.

Two handcuffed campers, who refused to leave when ordered by police, were taken away by sheriff’s deputies and driven nearly one hour to the Marquette County Jail and were released on bond. Arrested were Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members Chris Chosa, 28, and Charlotte Loonsfoot, 37, both of Baraga, Mich.

Loonsfoot was one of three women who set up the encampment April 23 protesting the arrest three days earlier of environmentalist Cynthia Pryor and hoping to protect Eagle Rock from the Eagle Project nickel and copper mine. Despite federal treaties that allow Ojibwa to hunt, fish and gather on the Yellow Dog Plains, the state of Michigan leased the land to Kennecott to open a sulfide mine. The mine portal is planned near the front of Eagle Rock and the tunnel will travel underneath the rock.

“Today, we got a message in camp that police were on their way,” said non-Native camper Catherine Parker of the warning from two members of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve who arrived shortly before police. “Charlotte and Chris had no intention of leaving voluntarily.”

Parker said the Eagle Rock defenders wept for the land as they sat in a circle.

“There were a lot of tears and passionate remarks because the people have come to care a lot about each other out here,” said Parker of Marquette, Mich. “We have all been working together, Native Americans and whites to protect something that is tremendously important to us.”

After police arrived, “we stayed as long as we could, we kept asking to stay with our friends (Chosa and Loonsfoot),” said Parker, wiping away a tear. “We sat down with them repeatedly, we were pushed verbally numerous times by law enforcement.”

“It’s breaking my heart,” said a crying Parker as she witnessed heavy equipment roaring up the entrance to Eagle Rock. “This mine is not going to perform (safely) as they say it will. What is going to happen if the mine collapses into the Trout Salmon River?”

Police from several agencies “literally surrounded us in a big circle,” said Kalvin Hartwig, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa who spent the night of May 26 at Eagle Rock but was not arrested after agreeing to leave the property with his car.

When police arrived, “three of us and two visitors were down by the sacred fire and another one of our campers (Charlotte Loonsfoot) was up on the hill fasting,” Hartwig said. “I think this whole situation is pretty sad.

“The water and this land is at-risk. These people (Kennecott) are here illegally about to destroy it.”

According to the Save The Wild UP Web site, about 20 police cars were sent and warned to expect a riot that never occurred. Many supporters and the media rushed to the scene after hearing the Powell Township emergency personnel dispatched with instructions to stage at the main entrance to the mine including an ambulance and fire trucks. No injuries were reported.

Atop a pole at the entrance to the camp, a lone eagle feather fluttered in the dusty wind as heavy equipment moved in. Mine officials doused the grandfather fire, uprooted the Eagle Rock Community Garden, removed two flags from atop Eagle Rock and bulldozed the camp.

Deputies blocked the dusty, remote, seasonal Triple A Road at the mine entrance but allowed the media and campers to walk the three-quarters of a mile to the former entrance to the camp that was blocked by heavy machinery as mine employees erected a metal cyclone fence. The media was not allowed to see the remains of the encampment.

“They are putting up a fence and they are wrecking our garden we planted,” said Gabriel Caplett, who has posted daily updates about the campers activities on the Stand for the Land Blog and has written countless stories about the fight to stop the mine since it was announced in 2004. “They are putting out the sacred fire” that has burned since the first night.

There was no word on what happened to the tents and a large cache of food and other supplies donated by supporters. About 10 campers spent the night of May 25 at Eagle Rock, but several left to prepare for activities planned at the rock for Memorial Day weekend.

Two non-Native campers, not present for the raid, broke into tears while walking to Eagle Rock.

“It’s heartbreaking, it’s really disconcerting to feel the rights of the corporations have been put above and beyond the rights of the people,” said Amy Conover of Marquette, Mich. When politicians “get into power they don’t act on behalf of the people, they act on behalf of the money.”

A Detroit native attending nursing school in Marquette said she “can’t understand how hardened the hearts have become of the people who are doing this.”

“To not feel how wrong it actually is – is a very scary thing,” said Laura Nagle. “The police officer said this is a ‘bummer’ this was happening, it is not a bummer, it is a catastrophe, a tragedy and a misfortune for us all. This can still be stopped.”

  • Story originally posted at: http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/95060709.html
  • Additional Photos by Greg Peterson: http://is.gd/ct8G3
  • Links to video footage of the raid will be linked here as it becomes available

What You Can Do

Direct all complaints and concerns to Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm:

P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
PHONE: (517) 373-3400
PHONE: (517) 335-7858 - Constituent Services
FAX:(517) 335-6863
EMAIL: http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-21995-65331--,00.html

 
  • Billy Jack Douthwright
    May 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Maybe it is only me, the personal awareness of the levels being reached of the interconnected crises facing First Nations due to the cumulative acts of cultural and environmental genocide, in this time when everything is becoming compounded unto unseen levels of dire impacts, and yes because of the blind greed of colonists and those of First Nations heritage who have also succumbed to those alien ways, but whatever it is, this act of destruction and complete disrespect shown at the Eagle Rock sacred site feels like a spark of continent wide war being set off.
    Personally I think the time has come to eliminate the USA by all means, in concert. This is clearly now the only way to restore things to balance, even as time may be running out, or might even have already run out, we don't really know for certain today, do we? But the state of things is making it appear as possible.

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  • Thunderbeing
    May 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Poor eastern seaborg they are in for one hell of a summer!!the entire eastern seaborg can only blame Michigan for whats to come.I was considering going out east this summer but no way not now.

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  • robert tubear
    May 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    first the selling of indiginous lands to colonists, then the oil spill in the gulf,a president that cares about no one but a forin people when people here are starving. the giving away of our lands we love so much. where does the greed and hatered stop .when does the murdering of our people stop. we have been incarcerated since 1492. columbus did not discover this land. he discovered a people he could murder and get away with it. and it still happens today. sick are these people.i have spoken

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  • Billy Jack Douthwright
    May 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I know what you mean, there are statements about build-up of G-8-20 security planning & that they should be well prepared for any demonstrations by the people, but nothing will prepare them for the weather.

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  • First Raven
    May 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Criminal and Treasonous! elected officials need to be held accountable when they go against the will of the people. Big money and corporations should not win like this. Mother Earth is Sacred when will they start listening?

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  • Cindy Sloan
    May 29, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I am ashamed for 'the white blood' that runs through my veins; however, I do have Native Amerian that runs on both sides of my family...so that's a "RELIEF".

    This country has gone to the DOGS and SLEEPS with the RICH DOGS...I'm ready to FIGHT and take our land back! If ALL would stand TOGETHER it can be done...I'm SICK of all the crooked politicians, government, waste, stealing from we hard-working TAXPAYERS! SICK of all the FREE-LOADERS!!! I'll help anyone that helps themselves...but the above crap needs to STOP!

    Oh, and the textbooks need to be changed!!! How does Columbus 'discover' what was already discovered many years previously??? Duh...I sure hope none of my blood comes from such idiots that thought Columbus discovered it.

    P.S. ~ GO "NRA"!!! You won't catch me in my home without a gun while a criminal breaks in! Okay, I vented...I'm ready to 'Rock & Roll'! :)

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  • Cindy Sloan
    May 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    P.S.S. I wasn't finished...

    My deepest SORROW goes out to everyone for how Eagle Rock was done...That's so very, very PAINFUL. My heart goes out to all.

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  • Dave Decker
    May 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Corporations have all the rights of the individual, but ultimately none of the responsibility that the individual has to shoulder...The Corporate Structure is just doing what it has done for the past 200+ years, but mostly it has been done in/to "Third World" Nations. We are all just 'fodder' for "The Machine".

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  • May 30, 2010 at 8:53 am

    FYI: here's a petition against the sulfide mine. Please take a second to sign it and forward it to your contacts!

    http://www.savethewildup.org/petition/

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    • May 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm

      That petition will be delivered to the governor on June 3 following a rally at the Michigan state capitol by the Eagle Rock defenders and others.
      Governor Jennifer Granholm has not yet spoken out about the mine other than to say she has confidence is her environment experts who have approved the mine - that will be followed immediately by 30 others.


  • May 30, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Schedule and details about peaceful rally planned by Upper Peninsula Ojibwa, Stand for the Land and several environment groups at Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on Thurs. June 3, 2010 following the massive May 27 police raid ordered by Kennecott Eagle Minerals on the defenders of Eagle Rock resulting in arrest of two Ojibwa campers for Trespassing and demanding others leave:

    Everyone Please Attend:

    The pristine Upper Peninsula of Michigan is in jeopardy from 30 sulfide "acid" mines if the mine planned by Kennecott Eagle Minerals moves forward with protection from Michigan's Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm and her environmental protection agencies.

    Stand for the Land Peaceful Rally at Michigan Capitol in Lansing on June 3rd

    A contingency of native and non-native residents of the Upper Peninsula are going to the State Capitol in Lansing to hand deliver an Environmental Justice petition and a Tribal Treaty Rights Statement to our Governor and to talk to the Natural Resources Commission about the Eagle Mine Project.
    We will be talk about the use of state public lands for a private multi-national corporation's gain.
    We will talk about Eagle Rock - a sacred site of the Anishinaabe that is now fenced in and in accessible to the public and the Anishinaabe.
    We will talk about the violation of Treaty Rights.
    We will talk about rights of communities that have been violated through the lack of engagement from permitting agencies in the permitting of the Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains in Marquette County.

    Groups and citizens from all around Michigan and the Great Lakes are asked
    to participate.

    11:00 am Meet on Capitol Lawn

    11:30 am Reading of the Environmental Justice Petition

    Reading a Tribal Rights Statement

    Eagle Rock (Song for the People) - sung by Drew Nelson

    Other Voices Joining In!
    Rachael & Dominic Davis, Jen Sygit, Sam Corbin, & Miko Fossum

    1:00 pm Deliver the petitions and Tribal Rights Statement to the Governor's office

    3:00 pm Walk to Natural Resources Commission Meeting - 333 E. Michigan Ave - Lansing Center

    Message from organizers:

    Please distribute to all lists and notify all groups that could possibly attend.
    We need people, people, people!

    This may be the one chance for folks in lower Michigan to physically help this cause.

    Please, please come.
    Please come to honor those who are fighting for our water, our land and our rights to free expression.

    My thanks to you - for all you have done,

    Cynthia Pryor
    Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
    http://www.yellowdogwatershed.org
    http://www.standfortheland.com
    http://www.savethewildup.org

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  • Sue
    June 3, 2010 at 5:42 am

    I can only apologize for being born a white, not much I could have done about it unfortunately.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I believe soon the planet will be able to begin to heal from all the insults that have been done to her. It's going to be horrific and painful but hopefully those that are left will be the ones who are respectful and will live in harmony with this land.

    Be strong

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  • June 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Be inspired by the defenders of Eagle Rock.

    Please watch this music video about the one-month stand at sacred Eagle Rock.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ces63iissE

    The fight continues as many American Indian and non-Native Upper Peninsula residents are in Lansing today to carry on the fight against the many sulfide mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains - the portal of the first mine will start at - and continue under - sacred Eagle Rock unless state and federal officials stop the mine, or a judge rules against the mine or the will of the people is heard.

    A caravan of vehicles left northern Michigan last night for the Stand for the Land rally, to be followed by handing a petition over to the Michigan's Democrat governor Jennifer Granholm - who has ignored cries for her help; and then the defenders of Eagle Rock will speak at a meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission - whose agencies have allowed the mine to be constructed under a new law designed for the Eagle Project sulfide mine and those similar mining operations that will quickly follow.

    Eagle Rock video to Drew Nelson's emotional song entitled: Eagle Rock (Song for the people):
    - followed by a brief history of the month at eagle Rock and a plea to attend Thursday June 3 rally at the Michigan State Capitol protesting arrest of Ojibwa defenders at Eagle Rock and oppose sulfide mining.

    A story on what inspired this song and how it was written will be in this week's Indian Country Today newspaper.

    Treaty Rights are a major issue in this battle to defend Eagle Rock and the Yellow Dog Plains.
    Many ask how the state of Michigan can ignore federal treaties with American Indians and simply turn over the land to an international mining company with a dismal (at best) environmental track record.
    The state of Michigan owns the land - but its public land covered by federal treaties with the Ojibwa peoples. Do treaties mean anything in today's society?
    If public lands promised in treaties for Native American use can be given away - without concern for those it was promised - what is the worth of the treaties?
    Kennecott Minerals sets up subsidiaries to build each new mine and thus shield itself from lawsuits over pollution - and the reason some say - is to protect the corporate wealth while skirting state and federal laws and the responsibility to clean up the land that has been drained of minerals.
    The defenders of Eagle Rock have read each and every comment on this intercontinentalcry.org site - and have their faith in humanity renewed with every word of encouragement.
    The comments prove there are other people who care.

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  • Thunderspirit
    June 9, 2010 at 1:35 am

    A powerful warning was sent to the Michigan government and Kenncott mine a tornado touched down right on top of a nucular power plant forcing a shut down.I warned Michigan of such repercussions from an upset motherearth.I wish you people would start taking my warnings seriously for i do not joke or kid around about such important earthly issues.Ohio,New york state and parts of Canada near Michigan also felt mother natures wrath.Which irritates me greatly,For they were just in the way of the powerful weather system it was not their fault but that of the Michigan government and Kenncott.That is only the beggining of such powerful repercussions for the eastern seaborg unless they do not cease and desist in their attack on the sacred site at Eagle rock.Heed me Michigan and Kenncott cease and desist your seige on the sacred site out there.( They monitor what i write down here that is why it sounds like i am talking to them Ahni for i am)Otherwise many blessings to all the good people who defend mother earth and all sacred sites worldwide.

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    • June 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Thunderspirit - I too believe in such warnings.
      And do not make light of what I am about to report for it was a sad and untimely tragedy for a human being and his family.

      Three days after the Kennecott ordered arrest of an environmentalist - three brave Native women set up the Eagle Rock encampment.
      Three days after the Kennecott ordered arrests during massive police raid on Eagle Rock, an important geologist with the Kennecott Eagle Project was killed in a drunk driving accident - a passenger in vehicle that flipped many times on Mother Earth near Flint, MI.

      The 30 y.o. married man moved to northern Michigan to find minerals for Kennecott.
      The 30 y.o. driver was the geologist's best friend - and while ejected and seriously injured - its nothing compared to the pain he feels for killing his best friend in especially violent accident .

      He was buried the same day as the Stand for the Land rally at the Michigan State Capitol.
      Kennecott held a last minute public meeting in Marquette the day of the rally - taking advantage of most opponents being out of town.

      It makes me wondered how many company representatives bothered to attend the Catholic burial of their fallen geologist on the same day - and about 400 miles away - as their last minute meeting in Marquette.

      At least one lawyer, has posted the accident on his blog as an example of Michigan's drunk driving problem.

      Neighbor Melinda Tuttle told a TV station she witnessed the aftermath of the accident and the "mangled" vehicle.
      "It was pretty mangled--I mean--you couldn't tell what it was. You just saw the two wheels and then just--I mean the body of the car was basically mangled," said Tuttle.

      I repeat - we do not make light of this accident - and even though he was working for Kennecott, the man did not deserve to die and my heart truly grieves for his family.

      My heart also truly grieves for the mangled Earth in the aftermath if its ongoing destruction of the Yellow Dog Plains and desecration of sacred Eagle Rock.


    • June 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm

      By the way - as I wrote the response to your Tornado Warning post - I almost stopped due to the sensitive nature.
      But at that same second - a Tornado Warning was posted on TV here in the U.P. - for neighboring Alger County - and tornado warnings are rare here in northern Michigan
      Signs - signs - signs.


    • Shocked Appalled
      June 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      Thunderspirt- I am frightened by your signs! There are tornadoes in michigan every year, before humans even existed. The tornadoes have also occurred every year of your protest of the mine. Tornadoes have occured every year since Indian casinos have been in michigan polluting, wasting energy, and fueling your own hypocritical greed. Uh oh, signs! You know, tornadoes even occured when only natives crossed these lands.

      Greg Peterson, you are a sick fkker (meant the mispelling unlike many others...)! You couldn't give 2 shits about the grieving or the Kennecott employee. You wanted to turn him into evil and you should be ASHAMED of yourself. You are just another bandwagon jumping hippie now talking about the signs you are scared of. By the way, there is at least one tornado warning a year in the UP. I hope this next tornado takes you, but "I wouldn't make light of the incident" either. A$$!


    • June 13, 2010 at 1:36 am

      I wonder, why aren't you pointing your anger and frustration at Kennecott and the State of Michigan - instead of wasting your time kicking the chins of two people trying to support KBIC?


    • June 13, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      Who is "Shocked Appalled"
      I saw "Shocked Appalled" comment in an email but could not find it here.

      I question why this person did not use their real name.
      Afraid to use real name? Why?
      No need to be afraid of one's true thoughts.

      That username "Shocked Appalled" was made just for the one comment - rather than offering constructive comments.
      I do not take seriously one-time comments by people who hide behind anonymity.


  • June 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    This is from Jessica Koski of KBIC, who attends Yale University and has been a longtime warrior in the fight to protect sacred Eagle Rock and the Yellow Dog Plains.

    It announces a new group and events for National Sacred Places Prayer Day involving sacred Eagle Rock on Saturday, June 19, 2010 in two northern Michigan cities - Marquette and at the KBIC Powwow Grounds in Baraga.

    National Sacred Places Prayer Day: Honoring our Water

    All Welcome
    June 19, 2010

    Water Ceremony
    Sunrise
    Little Presque Isle Point
    Marquette, MI

    Community Potluck Picnic and Gathering
    12 Noon
    Baraga Powwow Grounds Pavilion
    Baraga, Michigan

    Please join us on Saturday, June 19, 2010 for a day of prayer to protect Native American sacred places.

    We will gather at sunrise at Little Presque Isle Point on the shores of Lake Superior to pray for threatened sacred places and to honor the sacredness of the water and Mother Earth.

    Eagle Rock, a sacred place to Anishinaabe people, is currently threatened as the proposed mine portal for the Rio Tinto/Kennecott Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains.

    Our fresh groundwater, waterways and Lake Superior are threatened by the Eagle Mine and increasing sulfide and uranium mining interests throughout the Great Lakes region.

    Native and non-Native people nationwide will gather at this time for Solstice ceremonies and to honor sacred places, with a special emphasis on the need for Congress to build a door to the courts for Native nations to protect our traditional churches.

    We ask that all women who wish to participate wear a skirt in order to honor our traditional way. Women are also welcome to bring blue prayer ties and blue shawls for the water.

    A community potluck picnic and gathering in honor of National Sacred Places Prayer Day will follow at the Powwow Grounds Pavilion in Baraga, MI at 12 noon.

    Please join to show your support, ask questions and learn how you can help be a part of the movement to protect our sacred places, water and way of life for future generations.

    Directions to Little Presque Isle Point:
    From Marquette, Michigan, take 550 North towards Big Bay.
    Turn right at the Blue Flag for Little Presque Isle Point.

    Directions to Baraga Powwow Grounds Pavilion:
    From L'Anse, Michigan take US 41 North towards Houghton.
    Turn right at the Powwow Grounds sign.
    Turn left at the red building and follow the road to the first pavilion.

    Please contact jlkoski@gmail.com or 715-550-0124 if any questions.

    Hosted by the Stand for the Land and Oshki Ogitchidaawin Aki (New Warriors for the Earth or NWE) which is a new Native/non-Native environmental organization grounded in Anishinaabe traditions with a mission to educate and empower our communities to take action on mining and other social-ecological issues facing our communities.

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  • Thunderbeing
    June 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    It saddens me that they the Michigan government didn't heed my warning for i am usually very accurate,and i have proven myself time and time again in my accuracy.They chose money over lives even though Michigan lost much in infrastructure damage.Lives lost great damage done and thats only the beginning if they still do not heed.Lets see if this Michigan government is good or evil for whatever they choose to do in the coming months will show us all.Pray eastern seaborg that they choose to protect and respect then to destroy.

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  • Sue
    June 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Are any of the other tribes doing anything?
    I live close to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa. I cannot travel to the U.P. but I will watch the sun rise with you and send my prayers.

    My one hope is that the system is beginning to break down and once it does they will have no power to continue, they will try by any means as that is what they do, sadly they know no other way to live.

    Peace to all who see and understand what is happening, such a sad time.

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  • June 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Oops - I just found I saw "Shocked Appalled" comments a few comments above.
    Shocked Appalled - I think you should tell us who you are - so we can better judge your motives.
    I respect your right to disagree - and welcome it.
    Tho would take you more seriously if you at least signed your profane spattered comments.

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  • June 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    One more thing - my friend “Shocked Appalled”

    I do not fear signs.
    I think signs are a blessing provided by the Creator.

    Some signs are hard to read or even recognize.
    Other signs jump right out at you like a big billboard.

    While you hope I get hit by a next U.P. tornado - I hope you live a long healthy and prosperous life.
    In fact, I often travel towards tornadoes hoping to get a photo of the Creators mighty power.

    I also feel bad for the geologist's family - as I do not harbor hate - even tho I have questions about his job here in a place he never lived until Kennecott's bidding.
    Hate and/or wishing bad things happen to others - is a waste of time and not how I choose to use the Creator's gift of life.

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  • June 18, 2010 at 6:50 am

    In addition to the Sacred Places sunrise ceremony Saturday along Lake Superior for sacred Eagle Rock and noon at KBIC, there are many events in states across the U.S.
    For information on the numerous interesting ceremonies during next five days for the 2010 National Sacred Places Prayer Days check out these links:

    http://earthhealing.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/2010-national-sacred-places-prayer-days-includes-northern-michigan-sacred-eagle-rock-yellow-dog-plains-lake-superior

    http://turtleislandproject.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/201nationalsacredplacesprayerdays/

    http://turtleislandproject.blogspot.com/2010/06/2010-national-sacred-places-prayer-days.html

    Prayers will be offered for the following sacred places, among others:

    All Waters and Wetlands
    Antelope Hills
    Apache Leap
    Badger Two Medicine
    Badlands
    Bear Butte
    Bear Medicine Lodge
    Black Hills
    Black Mesa
    Boboquivari Mountain
    Cape Wind
    Cave Rock
    Chief Cliff
    Coastal Chumash sacred lands in the Gaviota Coast
    Coldwater Springs
    Colorado River
    Columbia River
    Eagle Rock in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Everglades
    Fajada Butte
    Gulf of Mexico
    Haleakala Crater
    Hickory Ground
    Hualapai Nation landforms in Truxton and Crozier Canyons
    Indian Pass
    Kaho’olawe
    Katuktu
    Kituwah
    Klamath River
    Lake Superior
    Mauna Kea
    Medicine Bluff
    Medicine Hole
    Medicine Wheels
    Mokuhinia
    Moku’ula
    Mount Shasta
    Mount Taylor
    Mount Tenabo
    Nine Mile Canyon
    Ocmulgee Old Fields and National Monument
    Palo Duro Canyon
    Petroglyphs National Monument
    Pipestone National Monument
    Puget Sound
    Puvungna
    Rainbow Bridge
    Rattlesnake Island
    Rio Grande River
    Sweetgrass Hills
    Sutter Buttes
    Tse Whit Zen Village
    Tsi-litch Semiahmah Village
    Valley of Chiefs
    Walking Woman Place
    Woodruff Butte
    Wolf River
    Yucca Mountain
    Zuni Salt Lake
    Sacred places of all removed Native nations

    We thank the Creator for our many blessings, and pray for the strength to stop those who would destroy these sacred places and other sites around the world.

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  • June 18, 2010 at 6:53 am

    To read the story behind the Drew Nelson song about sacred Eagle Rock - click on this link:
    http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/greatlakes/96146394.html

    Plus youtube video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ces63iissE

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  • Thunderbeing
    June 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Well shocked and appalled but it is the first time that a tornado landed right on top of one of your nucular power plants forcing a shut down is it not?I assure you whomever you are my warnings are accurate i am one with this earth i am one with this entire universe i know things that you could only fathom.I speak to the winds,i speak to the trees,i speak to the very heart of this titan of a planet we call mother earth and when i say you are in for one hell of a year i kid you not for there is an impending war between nature and man for man has laid siege to mother nature and her children for over a hundred years and now mother nature and her allies has answered the call to war.You chose to go to war against nature and now nature has answered the call as i have for I AM one of her allies i speak of.Unless these destroyer corporations and bought and paid for governments cease and desist their attack on nature and her children mankind is in for one hell of a pounding.So heed me shocked and appalled before all is lost due to your greed and power tripping fools.

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    • June 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      Totally agree Thunderbeing.

      Egotistical, power-hungry and greedy humans forget that Mother Nature and the Creator are much, much more powerful.

      Pray that Mother Nature forgives our species, but then again, why should she or the creator in the wake of the human penchant to destroy creation.

      All you can do is warn, hope they read the signs.
      It's difficult to get a message to people who are arrogant, uncaring and disrespectful - and pray to money not to the Creator.


  • Sue
    June 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Thunderbeing I believe as you do.

    A reckoning IS at hand, those that don't understand should be pitied, they are lost and have no connection to what is real and they don't even know it. We live in a world of people like this but they will eventually see how bad it will be.

    I don't plan on dealing with our future for to long and I only hope real people survive and the corporations can kiss my lily white a** bacause they will be gone too, Ha!

    I will be watching the sunrise,
    Peace to all the real people.

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  • Thunderbeing
    June 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I have just witnessed a war zone in the United states of America and it breaks my heart to the core,America is being pounded by tornado's and lighting storms all over that region in the last week has become ground zero in this war for it is not an impending war any longer the war is going on as we speak.I feel for the good people of America for it is not their fault for all this destruction but that of the greedy corporations and the bought and paid for governments.It saddens me to say that the war is here for years i said impending but i cannot say that any longer.Lets hope and pray its not to late for the corporations and governments to change their evil selfish ways but deep in my heart i feel it might be to late.

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  • July 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Many developments about sacred Eagle Rock including Governor Granholm's "Empty Gesture" and U.S. "Distress Flag" hung at sacred Eagle Rock as Fourth of July protest of EPA's favorable ruling for Kennecot Minerals.
    Plus interfaith fasting, prayer day near Eagle Rock on Lake Superior Day, July 18 sunrise to sunset.
    http://earthhealing.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/distressflagat-sacredeaglerockprotestseparuling/

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  • Thunderbeing
    August 18, 2010 at 11:42 am

    the world has had one hell of a summer huh?Well i have been asked by the earthly spiritual forces to remind the governments and corporations that you were warned,and asking you all to now heed our requests ie mother earth and the earth defenders.For winter is next worldwide,winter is going to be a doozy all over the planet if you still do not heed us.We ask that you cease and desist all destruction of all sacred sites around the world and put them back to the way they were before you came.we ask that you stop giving out permits to destroyer corporations that could upset the balance of the this living planet.All sacred sites must be protected and respected or weather and earthly movements will only get worse threw out the planet stop all mountain top removal stop logging old growth forests stop using the sacred waters in your mining projects,stop killing mother earths children and certain creatures that help to keep the balance like the whales dolphin's wolves and coyotes they all sing to the earth in the seas and above ground just as a monk chants a medicine man/woman sing just as a shaman chants so do these creatures sing,and their singing helps to calm the earth and helps to keep the balance.All these things we ask for you all to heed unlike before when we asked you to protect and respect and then the world had that hellish summer.We do not wish to see a hellish winter worldwide i pray that you heed me leaders,for this no joke.
    i was meditating on a million year old boulder yesterday and i was asking mother earth and our allies why here in BC Canada we were being punished i mean yes their were a few reasons that i already knew about like the clear cutting of the old growth forests and the trophy hunt of the bears which for years the earthly spirits and myself have been asking the BC government to stop and maybe even the Flat head situation but still it was continuos i thought that mother nature was upset with myself one of her allies then the earthly spirits told me that i must once again try to intervene for the planet and her children.For i was focused on the human population world problems but then i was told that if we protect and heal mother earth that we can then protect the entire human race from these powerful weather systems and yes even from extinction of the entire human race.So i will once again step up my protective stance towards the earth and her children and then maybe we can save the human race from more suffering.

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  • October 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Please read my latest editorial on the rape sacred Eagle Rock, an American Indian sacred place
    http://earthkeeperinitiative.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/evildemocratssupportsulfidemining

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