Drew is honored to join hands with the Michigan Native and Non Native community on the Michigan State Capital Thursday June 3rd. steps to sing his song Eagle Rock (Song for the People) in protest of the proposed mining operation on the Yellow Dog River Plains and fight for religious freedom for ALL people. Please come join us!! Thinking about the fact that June 3rd is just two days shy of his 39th birthday Drew remarked “…It may have taken me a while but it’s time for me to put back some good in the world. I can’t do a lot but I can sing.” Please come join us!!
Sulfide Mining Kills Rivers!
Below is the schedule from the Stand for the land website. (www.standfortheland.com)
We in the U.P. are coming to Lansing to hand deliver an Environmental Justice petition to our Governor and to talk to the Natural Resources Commission about the Eagle Mine Project. We will be talk about the use of state public lands for private gain. We will talk about Eagle Rock – a sacred site of the Anishinaabe. We will talk about Treaty Rights. We will talk about rights of communities that have been violated through the lack of engagment from permitting agencies in the permitting of the Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains in Marquette County.
We need you there. Period. We need you there. A contingency of U.P. residents, native and non-native, are coming to the Michigan Capitol steps on June 3rd – next Thursday – at 11:00 am. We will have music, speakers, banners, etc. – now we need you! We need folks from downstate to rally for us. Bring a sign – any sign will do. We need the color BLUE and you. Make a blue flag that stands for our water.
11:00 am Meet on Capitol Lawn
11:30 am Reading of the Environmental Justice Petition
Reading aTribal Rights Statement
Eagle Rock – sung by Drew Nelson
Other Voices Joining In
2:00 pm Deliver the petitions and Tribal Rights Statement
to the Governor’s office
3:00 pm Walk to Natural Resources Commission Meeting –
333 E. Michigan Ave – Lansing Center
Please distribute to all lists and notify all groups that could possibly attend. We need people, people, people! This may be the one chance for folks in lower Michigan to physically help this cause. Please, please come. Please come to honor those who are fighting for our water, our land and our rights to free expression.
My thanks to you – for all you have done,
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve