FREE and open to all!
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM EDT
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
hosted by: Center for Native American Studies
KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY (KBIC)
Featuring KBIC President Warren C. Swartz, Jr. and KBIC Tribal Citizen Larry Loman on KBIC’s opposition to the proposed Summit Lake Wind Project in the Huron Mountains.
A mega-wind project consisting of 49 wind turbines, each 498 feet tall, has been proposed for 28,000 acres in the Huron Mountains between L’Anse and Marquette by Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES). The area proposed for the wind project is heavily forested and impacts areas such as the McCormick Wilderness. The land is also on treaty ceded territory for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC).
In 2018, the KBIC Tribal Council unanimously passed a resolution against the Summit Lake Wind Project out of concern for the impacts the project would have on the forest and thus on the tribe’s hunting, fishing and gathering rights.
KBIC President Warren C. Swartz, Jr. and KBIC tribal citizen Jeffery Loman will speak on KBIC’s opposition to the Summit Lake Wind Project on Monday, April 15 in 109 LRC. This public event is part of NAS 342: Indigenous Environmental Movements and is sponsored by the NMU Center for Native American Studies. Free and open to all!
For more information call 906-227-1397.