From 2013-2014, during the coldest winter of the past century, a coalition of tribal citizens, environmentalists and neighbors occupied treaty protected lands in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin. Their act of civil disobedience successfully halted a multinational mineral corporation’s plan for mountaintop removal in the Lake Superior watershed. Vander Puy describes their story of vulnerability and survival in his book Water Protectors: The H.E.L.P. Campaign to Save the Penokees.
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