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Human Rights Speaker Series: The Back 40 Mine: A conversation about Menominee rights

October 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Part of the Fall 2020 IRIS NRC Human Rights Speaker Series, with Anahkwet (Guy Reiter)

About this Event

The Back Forty Mine project is a proposed open pit metallic sulfide mine located on the banks of the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan. Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA) (“Aquila”), a Canadian development stage company, is actively seeking the necessary approvals to mine and process gold, zinc, copper, silver and other minerals at the site. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has approved three of the four required permits for the project. The Menominee Nation and many allies including local citizens, local governments, environmental organizations, and grassroots organizations oppose the mine. This presentation initiates a conversation about how environmental politics and indigenous rights intersect with projects like the Back Forty Mine. Register here.


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October 1st: Addressing the Challenge of Coloniality in the Promises of Modernity and Cosmopolitanism to Higher Education. Register here.

October 27th: The Back 40 Mine: A conversation about Menominee rights, responsibilities, and care. Register here.

October 29th: Human Rights Education. Register here.

November 30th: Refugee Youth, Citizenship Education and Exclusion from Public Schooling. Register here.