NATIVE VOICES FOR THE WOLF RIVER:

A Benefit
for the
Town of Nashville Legal Defense Fund
in its fight to stop the Crandon Mine

Tuesday, November 13,
Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 pm.
2090 Atwood Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin


FEATURING:
Annie Humphrey,
Mitch Walking Elk,
Wade Fernandez

Native American contemporary music has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Come hear three of Indian Country's foremost artists perform in Madison on November 13th, in a benefit for the Town of Nashville's legal battle to stop the Crandon mine in northern Wisconsin. Don't miss these three Native American singer/songwriter/guitarists in this unique concert:

*ANNIE HUMPHREY (Ojibwe),
from Minnesota's Leech Lake Reservation, was named as "Best Female Artist" at the 2001 Native American Music Awards for her acclaimed folk-rock release "The Heron Smiled." http://www.makoche.com/Artists/viewarticle.asp?id=101

*MITCH WALKING ELK (Cheyenne/Arapaho)
has toured North America and Europe with his kaleidoscope blend of Indian, country-rock and blues guitar and lyrics. http://www.daily.umn.edu/ae/Print/1997/12/st/femitch.html

*WADE FERNANDEZ (Menominee)
mixes traditional and contemporary music in songs about his homeland on the pristine and threatened Wolf River. http://www.nativevoices.net/wfernandez

The benefit is on Tuesday, November 13th at Madison's Barrymore Theatre at 7:30 pm. It is presented by the Midwest Treaty Network, Sierra Club - John Muir chapter, and Wisconsin's Environmental Decade, and welcomed by WORT 89.9 fm. PRINT A POSTER (Requires Adobe Acrobat): http://treaty.indigneousnative.org/nativevoices.pdf

TICKETS: $12 in advance and $14 day of show, or charged by phone at (608) 241-8633, On sale at Green Earth (East & Middleton), Magic Mill, Exclusive Co. (State & High Pt.), Star Liquor, Deep Groves, Strictly Disks, the Barrymore box office, or on-line at http://barrymorelive.com

THE CRANDON MINE FIGHT:
The Town of Nashville, which includes the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community, has been fighting BHP Billiton's proposed Crandon zinc-copper mine. The project threatens Mole Lake's wild rice beds and the Wolf River with sulfuric acid wastes, groundwater reduction, and toxic processing chemicals such as cyanide. The Indigo Girls visited the reservation last year to help publicize the Native American/sportfisher/ environmentalist alliance against the proposed mine. For background on the Crandon mine, log on the Midwest Treaty Network http://www.treatyland.com and the Nashville Legal Defense Fund http://www.nashvillewiundersiege.com

DIRECTIONS to Barrymore Theatre:
From I-90/94 take the Hwy 151 South exit. Go on East Washington Ave. toward the Capitol to Second Street; take a left , go 2 short blocks and take a right on Winnebago St.; and a sharp left at the light onto Atwood, to 2090 Atwood.)


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