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#SaveTheMounds

by Martie category: Politics

“The Effigy Mounds are NOT FOR SALE OR DESTRUCTION! SAY NO to LRB-4607 & LRB-2890 #savethemounds #protectthesacred http://thndr.me/n9vNde

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Martie
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113% of goal supported
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Time Left
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Ends Jan 12, 12:00 PM CST

Complete

This campaign ended on January 12 at 12PM

#SaveTheMounds

Tell Wisconsin lawmakers to protect indigenous effigy mounds and burial sites by strengthening protections for ancient earthworks rather than allowing their destruction. 

Effigy mounds are raised earthen figures often depicting clan symbols, humans, or objects, which were used for burial, ceremonial, or utilitarian needs in prehistoric America.  The upper Midwestern region is thought to have had between fifteen and twenty thousand of these structures of which only about four thousand remain today.  

A proposed bill in Wisconsin removes protections from effigy mounds in response to a private landowner seeking to destroy the remnants of the Ward Mound Group in order to extract construction aggregate and concrete material. The Ho-Chunk Nation, believed to be the descendents of the Mound Builders, opposes this proposal.

  • Pinigigi! Thank You!

    January 12, 2016
    Thank you all for your support! Pinigigi! Thank you!
  • 100 out of 100 BUT NOT DONE YET!

    December 29, 2015
    Thank you for your support, thank you for getting us to the first milestone! Let's keep the momentum going! We appreciate all that you do to getting the word out. Our sacred sites are NOT FOR SALE!
  • 58 out of 100

    December 28, 2015
    Since starting this morning, we have 58 supporters with a reach of 105, 285! Thank you for your support! Let's keep this momentum going! Share! Share! Share!
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Martie
@Spookiemookie84

Martie is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Indigenous Rights Activist

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