A resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, was arrested for “trespassing” on public land in the Escanaba River State Forest, in northern Marquette County.  Cynthia Pryor planned on visiting Eagle Rock, site of Kennecott Minerals’ proposed “Eagle” mine, to keep an eye on the company’s activities.  She was arrested while sitting on an old tree stump with her dog, Sophie. See http://headwatersnews.net/mining-article/citizen-arrested-for-%E2%80%9Ctrespassing%E2%80%9D-on-public-land/.
Kennecott, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has proposed to mine under the Salmon Trout River and through Eagle Rock, a sacred site to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC).  Jessica Koski, a member of KBIC, attended Rio Tinto’s annual shareholder’s meeting, in London, last Thursday and expressed opposition to the Eagle Mine. See https://londonminingnetwork.org/2010/04/report-on-the-london-agm-of-rio-tinto-15-april-2010/.