Wisconsin Chippewa Tribe Raises Funds To Stop Mining
An Indian tribe out of Northwest Wisconsin, The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, have started raising money to halt possible mining expansion in the area. The mine would be located near the tribe’s reservation.
The fund earnings would go towards filing a lawsuit against the state. The tribe has set up a link on their website that allows visitors to donate directly to the fund. A mailing address is also viewable on the site. The link features a headline that reads “Help us prevent mining in the Bad River Watershed by donating today!”.
Republican lawmakers passed a bill earlier in the month which loosens the state’s regulations on mining.
The tribe fears that the mine would pollute the water as well as their wild rice harvests. The tribe’s reservation lies just south of the proposed mine-site in Ashland County.