12:45 PM Welcome and Introduction with Evan Zimmermann, UPEC Vice President
1 PM - Dennis Ferraro
Save Our Shoreline: Everybody's Backyard!
Ferraro will provide an update on Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior (CSCLS): what they are doing to prevent an intense industrial rocket launch zone at Granot Loma on Lake Superior's Coastline, a resource we all have a duty to protect and sustain, regardless of municipal, township, or neighborhood borders.
2 PM – Saving the Menominee River: Grassroots Resistance to the Back Forty Sulfide Mine, and Advocacy for Ancient Cultural Resources,
Dale and Lea Jane Burie - By the People, Of the People, and For the People
The Buries will provide an overview of the grassroots effort to protect the Menominee River from sulfide mining, including early efforts of the Front Forty Environmental Fight and the Coalition's founding and purpose.
Dr. David Overstreet - The Dog's Belly, a Menominee Cultural Landscape
Overstreet will provide an update on the Menominee Indian Tribe's work to protect tribal cultural properties along the Menominee River, working with the Michigan Historical Preservation Division, the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Office, utilizing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and pursuing federal listing as a National Historic District.