The Menominee Nation, along with local citizens, local governments, and environmental organizations, are fighting against the proposed Back Forty Mine project. The project proposes putting in an open pit metallic sulfide mine on the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan.
To discuss the resistance against the mine, Esty Dinur is joined by Gary Besaw, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
Later, Johnnie Aseron, Executive Director of the International Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC). Aseron served as the Wellness Initiative and Interfaith Coordinator for the duration of Oceti Sakowin Camp near Standing Rock, North Dakota. He is currently the coordinator for the Four Bands Greater Sioux Nation Camp in North Dakota, to discuss the ongoing struggle.