Events

Save the Date!

People of Red Mountain will be hosting the 4th annual commemoration of PeeHee Mu’huh massacres September 13th-15th, 2024. Make a plan to camp with us at Nipple Rock Friday and Saturday nights. Though Thacker Pass mine is currently moving forward, we will continue to honor our ancestors and future generations by gathering in remembrance. PeeHee Mu’huh!

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Life Over Lithium.

Our friends at San Diego State University have put together a short film documenting our fight to protect Peehee Mu’huh and the McDermitt Caldera. If you’re in Southern California, please come join us for the first screening on Thursday, April 25th.

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A Beautiful Gathering

People of Red Mountain would like to thank everyone who took time out of their weekends to come together in McDermitt and discuss the threats posed by mining companies in the McDermitt Caldera. The event was well attended and we were pleased to hear the concerns of a variety of community voices from ranchers to tribal members. We look forward to continuing these conversations and advocating for the people of McDermitt’s power to choose what is good for their community.

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Protect McDermitt Caldera

Mark your calendars – People of Red Mountain will be hosting a community meeting in McDermitt, Nevada on April 14, 2024. Join us and our coalition partners to discuss the proposed lithium projects within the McDermitt Caldera and to share your concerns. All are welcome!

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BLM Comment Period Extended

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.

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How to Help Protect McDermitt Caldera

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

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Events

Honor the Ancestors

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.

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