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GORO Stocks are Down!

Things seem a little low-key right now GORO stock prices are rapidly declining.

It may look like we are winning the battle to save our beloved Menominee River. But now is not the time to become complacent. Things may be a little on the quiet side but they are far from being over. We must remain vigilant, we must continue to fight the good fight.

We still need you more than ever.  Stay with us. Stay engaged. Tap into what you do best to help. Maybe that is writing letters to the editor, writing letters for others who don’t possess that talent, continue to write your local and state officials and agencies. Put up a sign and spread the word. It takes all of us.

We have a great Water Celebration coming up on September 16 at the Menominee Band Shell for starters.

This is something you don’t want to miss and we will also need lots of helping hands. We don’t sit around. We’re soon going mobile! We’re talking high visibility.  Details soon! Coming soon are a few new merchandise options! We continue to walk the talk. We don’t want you to miss anything. We’ll tell you when it’s over….

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After a Long Campaign, Menominee Site Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Giving thanks for prayers answered that will preserve the culture of these sacred and historical sites of the Menominee Tribe. This is in honor of those who have gone before and those yet to come. Within this ceremonial dance ring giving thanks are L-R are Dr. David Overstreet, David “Nahwahquaw” Grignon, Tony Brown, Kahkamahut Waupekenay, Glen Miller, Lupi Corn, Lois Turney, Aaliyah Webster, and Dawn Wilber.

Keshena, WI — The Menominee Tribe is extremely happy to learn that its nomination to have the Sixty Islands or Anaem Omot (Dogs Belly) area in Wisconsin and Michigan be added to the National Register of Historic Places was approved. This recognizes critical burial and historic sites at the place of our origin.

Chairwoman Gena Kakkak was overwhelmed with gratitude, saying: “We are so very thankful to the National Park Service for including this site on the National Register of Historic Places. Our ancestors can now rest better in their places of burial. Our original spiritual and ceremonial grounds are recognized and our children can continue to learn and find their heritage in our places of origin.”

Tribal Historic Preservation Director David Grignon said: “This is a historic day for the Menominee people that the Sixty Islands area of the Menominee River will be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a long time in coming, but now our sacred sites, mounds, and historic sites on the Menominee River at Sixty Islands are recognized”.
The Anaem Omot or Sixty Islands area of the Menominee River is located about 16 miles east of Stephenson, Michigan. The settlement remains date back roughly 10,000 years to the last Ice Age. The site has now been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The tribe has worked for several years to advocate for this listing and to protect the culturally sensitive areas that include burial mounds, garden beds, and ceremonial sites. Our tribal members and advocacy groups remain connected to this area for cultural purposes.

The Menominee Tribe, having no migration story, are the original people of this land from time immemorial. For more information on the Menominee Tribe visit our website at

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In South Africa, a community says no after a coal miner said go

Unlike most other households in close proximity to the mine, Sangweni did not accept Tendele’s compensation offer — in his case 800,000 rand ($44,000) — and remained in his home. But after 16 years of living so close to the mine, he feels defeated. He has complained fruitlessly to the traditional leadership about dust, pollution of rainwater and being cut off from the municipal water supply, cracks in his walls, and noise pollution. Now he says he needs to move. “I can’t live here anymore.”…

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Conferences such as COP27 are nothing more than elite junkets

The Egyptian government was openly striking oil and gas deals on the sidelines of what is meant to be an anti-climate change conference. Other fossil fuel-dependent states did the same, each mounting spirited defenses of its own poison; coal for India, oil for Saudi Arabia, gas for Russia, and so on…

Contamination of farmland destroys their livelihoods and forces many women into dependent relationships, which exacerbates the pandemic of gender-based violence and femicide…

Mining pollution also threatens women’s reproductive health, resulting in higher rates of miscarriage and children born with abnormalities…

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Sulawesi nickel plant coats nearby homes in toxic dust

The dust sticks to the community’s plants. People have to scrub clean moringa before consuming the fruit, which is high in protein and other key nutrients.

“It’s brown,” one resident told Mongabay. “If you don’t clean it, it’s toxic to eat.”

…At a meeting with the provincial parliament, Adam told lawmakers on Aug. 29 that local communities likely face significant undocumented health risks…“There are residents who have been coughing for months,” he said…

…“I was not forced to sell my land — but I was forced to sell it,” he said…

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The Tiny Insurance Company Standing Between Taxpayers and a Costly Coal Industry Bailout

Erin Savage, a scientist with Appalachian Voices, a Boone, North Carolina-based organization dealing with the long tail of coal mining pollution, has made it a pet project to research Indemnity’s holdings in states beyond West Virginia and was shocked by what she found…

The other possible danger, Savage says, is that “a lot of these mines won’t be cleaned up in a timely manner, and they will cause problems like water pollution, erosion, and earth instability for the people who live near them.”…

His report found that all but six of the coal companies with mining operations in the state and a minimum of $4 million of Indemnity bonds had had past bankruptcies…

So what happens if they go bankrupt and can’t clean up their mess?

When Congress wrote the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act in 1977, it gave states a fair bit of leeway on how to mandate mine cleanup. Some states, including West Virginia, formed their own reclamation funds with taxes on coal. These funds serve as a backup if mine owners go broke and their bonds aren’t sufficient…

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Kogi communities lament environmental woes amid mining company, govt neglect

Okobo and neighboring communities in Kogi State of Nigeria have been facing environmental risks from 11 years of coal mining, despite signing a Community Development Agreement (CDA) with the mining firm envisaged to address the impact of mining operations in the communities…

Coal mining has dissolved heavy metals into the water around the mine site, making it acidic and highly toxic…

“Water is scarce as our only river has become polluted by mining activities upstream. Because the boreholes are not operational, the company uses a tanker truck to supply water, but it doesn’t show up often. When this happens, we fetch the drainage water that flows from an open tap at the administrative yard of the company,” Mrs. Sule said…

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COP27 – What’s the deal with mining and renewable energy? (No, fossil fuels are NOT better)

Which requires more mining — fossil fuels or clean energy?

The short answer to this question is that fossil fuels require much more mining and drilling than clean energy technologies. Today the world mines 8 billion tons of coal every year, whereas the clean energy transition is estimated to require around 3.5 billion tons of minerals in total over the next three decades.

Are electric vehicles (EVs) better for the environment?

Based on today’s average U.S. power grid mix, driving an EV generates greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to an 88-mile-per-gallon (mpg) gasoline-fueled car.

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