Protect Penokee Hills

Campaign website of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior’s efforts to protect the Penokee Hills. Information on the Penokee Hills and the significance of the area to the Ojibwe people, facts about the proposed GTAC mine, ways to support their campaign.

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Midwest Environmental Advocates is part of the legal team representing the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in their effort to protect the Penokee Range from an open-pit iron mine.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and provides natural resource management expertise, conservation enforcement, legal and policy analysis, and public information services in support of the exercise of treaty rights during well-regulated, off-reservation seasons throughout the treaty ceded territories.

  • Research and analysis reports by GLIFWC in regards to the GTAC mine: GLIFWC Mining

Penokee Hills Education Project

A project of the Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin, the Penokee Hills Education Project has been formed to: educate the public about the risks to the Bad River watershed and the Penokee Hills should large scale taconite mining be permitted; share relevant information about the impact of mining on our economy, health and environment; connect with citizen-led groups locally, statewide, and nationally.

Additional Resources

Discover the Penokees

Order a 2015 13-month calendar that celebrates the beauty of the Penokee Hills and Bad River Watershed, through the photographs of Joel Austin, author/photographer of Discovering the Penokees.  Their goalis to cultivate wider awareness and love of the Penokees, as well as to donate a portion of profits to the Bad River Legal Defense Fund to help protect the Penokees and its watershed for future generations.  If a picture’s worth a thousand words,  they hope that these images will move people to love and protect this special region. 

Act 31 Resources: Native American Education Series

The Native American Education Series tells the fascinating stories of Indian history and tribal traditions, and examines the future of the state’s Native American people through their respect for nature and their contributions to Wisconsin history and culture. Resources include:

  • The 20 educational video programs in this collection were developed in conjunction with tribal governments, tribal leaders and historians.
  • Each video comes complete with teacher’s guides and curriculum designed by expert education consultants.

Save the Waters Edge

Information, maps and resources on mining in the Penokee Hills.

Sierra Club: John Muir Wisconsin Chapter

Information and current news on mining in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

Information and resources on all mining activity in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council

Information about the effects of large-scale metallic sulfide mining on Wisconsin’s precious water supplies, on the tourism and dairy industries, and upon the many Native American communities that are located near potential mine sites.


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