Documentary directed by Professor Al Gedicks about the diverse coalition of environmental activists that fought together to successfully defeat the Exxon and Rio Algom proposed copper-zinc metallic sulfide mine and toxic waste dump on the banks of the Wolf River, in Crandon, northern Wisconsin. This film was digitized into three parts through support from the […]
A short film made by Claudia Delgado for the National History Day project. The video provides some historical and cultural context behind the alliance against Exxon’s proposed Crandon mine at the headwaters of the Wolf River. Artwork by Susan Simensky Bietila is included in this film: the Tommy Thompson jester puppet, the BAN CYANIDE banner […]
The second panel, Water Allies of the Wolf River, was moderated by Allison Werner. This panel happened the day after the Dakota Access Pipeline was closed down, which was appropriate timing to talk about water protection and activism. We had three panelists: Anahkwet (Guy Reiter), a traditional Menominee and executive director of Menikanaehkem Community Rebuilders. […]
Enjoy this song written by Elaine Mayer and sung by Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. President Dale Burie and all background voices by Lea Jane Berinati Burie.
What happens when something that seems like a gift, turns out to be something else entirely? Some people say sulfide mining brings jobs and an economic boost. In this video, let’s look at what history and science can teach us.