Charlotte Loonsfoot: Camping out to protect Eagle Rock

Produced by Nick Vander Puy
Reserve, Wisconsin (  

When Charlotte Loonsfoot and her family were coming back to Eagle Rock the other day from Baraga, Michigan, along a long and bumpy road, their small car broke down.  Al Hunter and I picked them up on the road and brought them into camp. 

Loonsfoot didn't complain at all.  She was smiling and proudly carrying a brand new blue and green Pendleton wool blanket.


She'd received this blanket from a Keweenaw Bay Chippewa elder earlier in the week for helping start the camp at Eagle Rock (Migiziwasin) to protect a sacred site.

She wants Rio Tinto Zinc mining company to leave Ojibwe ceded territory.

"We're not going to allow the company (RTZ) to fence this beautiful place."


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