The Witness for Non-Violence for Treaty and Rural Rights in Northern Wisconsin trained peaceful observers to go to the boat landings where the Chippewa faced racist disruptions of their annual spring spear fishing, 1988-1992. The Witness did public education and lobbying on Chippewa treaty rights and non-violent conflict resolution. Because of the federal injunction against boat landing protests, the Witness no longer trains observers, but is active with northern Wisconsin communities trying to stop the threat of sulfide-ore mining there.
MAJOR CATEGORY: NPC/NGO
AREA OF FOCUS: Regional
KEYWORD DESCRIPTORS: Fishing/Hunting/Trapping, Mining, Peace/Disarmament, Native American Issues/Indigenous Pe