Treaties: Protecting Mother Earth March 1st and 2nd 2014

Tribal members and treaty rights supporters will gather at the First Summit of the Federation of United Tribes on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2, 2014 at the HoChunk Casino and Convention Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The Federation of United Tribes seeks tribal visionaries, historians, scholars and warriors to join in educating people about our sovereignty and the power and importance of our treaties, the supreme law of the land. Treaties are vital to our efforts to protect our land, air and water from extractive industries in the Great Lakes region. Speakers include Rochelle Diver of the International Indian Treaty Council and the Fond du Lac Ojibwe, Menominee and Ho-Chunk tribal legislators and elders, Communications Professor Patty Loew of the Bad River Ojibwe, Environmental Health Professor Crispin Pierce and Native American studies Professor Larry Nesper, as well as lawyers and environmental activists working with native people on frac sand and metallic mining. Mountaintop removal mining poses an unprecedented threat to the health and survival of our people in western and northern Wisconsin. More than 60 mines are blasting sandstone, including Ho-Chunk sacred sites, for hydraulic fracking. The proposed Gogebic Taconite mine in the Penokee Hills on Lake Superior’s doorstep will poison the water and wild rice beds of the Bad River tribe. Please join us at the Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel and Convention Center all day on March 1 and the morning of March 2 to meet indigenous people of many nations. Learn more about the history and law of treaties, the science of air and water quality monitoring, and the vital importance of the treaties between the tribes and the United States in fulfilling our responsibility to protect our mother earth. For more information go to our website at, or call Sheila Danielson at (715) 284-5676 or Cecilia Kraus at (715) 896-5075. A nominal fee includes Saturday lunch. .

PROGRAM FIRST SUMMIT OF THE FEDERATION OF UNITED TRIBES Sunday March 2, 2014 Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel and Convention Center Baraboo, WI


Dr. Larry Nesper: “Society of American Indians and Treaty Rights” Larry Littlegeorge: “Vision of this Summit” Dr. Patty Loew: Introduction of Tribal Leaders Tribal Leaders and/or Representatives Speak Break Lori Pettibone: Closing Remarks Evaluations Lunch provided ?????? Continuing the Dialogue: “How Do We Move Forward?” Sherry Larsen: Facilitator Closing Remarks Drawings and Raffle Thank You and Traveling Song

10:45-11:00 11:00-12:00

12:00-1:00 1:00-3:30

Federation of United Tribes 620 Chestnut Black River Falls WI 54615 Contact: Sheila Danielson 715-284-5676

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