Siskiyou Rising Tide is screening the recent Southern Oregon PBS documentary entitled People of Red Mountain: Life & Lithium in Nevada’s Thacker Pass this Thusday night in Medford, OR. If you can’t make the event you can watch the documentary here.
Join People of Red Mountain for an evening of awareness building about proposed lithium extraction projects in the McDermitt Caldera. All are welcome!
Join us at Nipple Rock this Saturday (9/9/2023) for the 3rd Annual Commemoration of Peehee Mu’huh Massacres
Good news, the Bureau of Land Management has extended the comment period for HiTech Minerals’ proposed expansion of lithium exploration in the McDermitt Caldera through the end of the business day on September 15th, 2023. Please submit your comments via email to BLM_OR_VL_LithiumHiTech@blm.gov
For more information about the proposed expansion please see our previous post.
The Oregon Natural Desert Association has put together a general guide to effective BLM comment submission here.
If you prefer in person learning please join us for the 3rd Annual Commemoration of Peehee Mu’huh Massacres at Nipple Rock on Saturday September 9th, 2023. We will have a comment writing help tent at the event.
The landscapes of the McDermitt Caldera are all significant to Native American Tribes. This is especially true for the Fort McDermitt Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock. The Caldera holds many first foods, medicines, and hunting grounds for tribal people both past and present. The global search for lithium has become a form of ‘green’ colonialism. The people most connected to the land suffer while those severed from it benefit.
It’s time to write the Bureau of Land Management and let them know why you oppose lithium exploration in the Mcdermitt Caldera. Feel free to use the information shared in this post. At the same time, remember to make your comments your own, include your personal connections to the McDermitt Caldera. To submit your comment to the BLM via email copy and paste the following address: BLM_OR_VL_LithiumHiTech@blm.gov
The 3rd annual commemoration of Peehee Mu’huh massacres is set to wrap up this summer with camping at Nipple Rock September 9th-10th. Mark your calendar and make a plan to attend for a weekend of remembrance and prayer.
Curious about lithium mining in the McDermitt Caldera? Whether you have questions and concerns or you would just like to know more about the proposed projects, please join People of Red Mountain at McDermitt Community Hall on Thursday July 20th from 5-7:30pm. Free food and raffle will be provided!
While Peehee Mu’huh and the ancestors resting there are being disturbed by Lithium Nevada, People of Red Mountain continue working to protect them.
Thank you to everyone who came out for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing earlier this week in Pasadena, CA! Our presence there inspired the lawyers representing our interests and helped us bring our concerns to the broader public.
GM would like you to think that they are leading the way to a clean, green, electric future. Really, they’re attempting to improve their social credit score through greenwashing while changing little about their business practices. Read about GM’s roll at Thacker Pass and more here:
In the final post from Volume 01 of Running on Sagebrush Time Jessica Hill dives into the legacy of contaminated water in the community of Owyhee. Please click the read more button below to view all 5 pages of the article. Also, to learn more about the challenges facing Owyhee, please join People of Red Mountain for a community event on Monday, June 19th.