Many Brave Cold Temps in Wisconsin to “Save the Mounds”

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 14th, 2016 Last Updated on: January 14th, 2016


Activists rallied at the Wisconsin State Capitol this past Tuesday to protest a bill that would no longer provide strict protection for sacred mounds.

A little bit more on the story from the Isthmus newspaper:

Wisconsin is home to a large number of effigy mounds, which are often shaped like animals, but many have been destroyed over the years by agriculture, development and natural erosion.

The bill from Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and Rep. Robert Brooks (R-Saukville) would require the Wisconsin Historical Society to establish the presence of human remains before cataloging a burial site on private land. Under the bill, property owners would be allowed to use “ground-penetrating radar, other imaging technology, or archaeological excavation and examination.”

Via Ho Chunk Nation/FB

Via Ho Chunk Nation/FB

WKOW-ABC News also covered the story:

WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports It was great to see members of the Ho-Chunk Nation being supported by other tribal members in the area! Power in numbers!

Led by the drum, thousands march around the Capitol to ‘Save the Mounds.' Amazing sights and sound.

Posted by Ho-Chunk Nation on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reports as of today show that the bill has little support and will unlikely receive a vote! Let's hope this is finished, but stay tuned!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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