Friday Feb. 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Northland College’s Lumberjack Lounge, Ashland, WI, activist and Madison Infoshop volunteer John Peck will give and interactive presentation and discussion on the Minnehaha Free State Occupation & spiritual encampment in Minnesota of 1998.

 When the Legal System failed them, the community resistance to the HWY 55 reroute in Minnesota invited Big Woods Earth First! to utilize non-violent direct action in defense of the area, & the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota community as well as he American Indian Movement (AIM) became involved in the struggle. The Mendota were the original inhabitants of the condemned area, & were actually promised this land and more by the U.S. government in an 1863 treaty. On Aug. 10th, 1998, the day the first homes were scheduled for demolition, Earth First!, the Mendota, AIM, & others began an occupation on the condemned corridor. This occupation succeeded a long history of miner’s strikes and bolt-weevil resistance in the Midwest, & birthed itself into the

MINNEHAHA FREE STATE!

Please join us for this informational, interactive, free and fun even, Friday, Feb. 7h, at 6:30 p.m. in the lumberjack Lounge of Northland College’s Ponzio Student Center.

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