PRM and Peehee Mu’huh in the News

While Peehee Mu’huh and the ancestors resting there are being disturbed by Lithium Nevada, People of Red Mountain continue working to protect them.

Recent articles from NPR and the AP highlight PRM members and the ongoing fight to protect Peehee Mu’huh. Please click the links to read the articles.

National Public Radio article

Associated Press article

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.


A Call For Solidarity

Call for Solidarity; Indigenous group seeks response from General Motors regarding human rights issues at Thacker Pass.

People of Red Mountain (PRM), is an Indigenous grassroots organization that was formed to protect the sacred site, Peehee Mu’huh – Thacker Pass. People of Red Mountain has raised significant and urgent concerns regarding human, religious, and Indigenous Peoples rights violations by the proposed mine.

In January of 2023, General Motors provided a $650 million joint Equity Investment and Supply Agreement with Lithium Americas to develop the Thacker Pass lithium mine at Peehee Mu’huh in Nevada. The SIRGE Coalition and People of Red Mountain prepared a letter to GM highlighting the company’s social policies and requesting a meeting on the human rights implications of this investment. We sent the letter in early March, but have not received a response. Currently, we are asking organizations and investors that support Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock human rights to reach out to their contacts at GM, and request that the company respond to the letter.

Click on the link to see the letter that was sent in regards to General Motors’ recent $650 million joint Equity Investment and Supply Agreement with Lithium Americas to develop the Thacker Pass lithium mine at Peehee Mu’huh in Nevada.

Letter to General Motors


Our ancestors’ burial site is no place for a mine

Some will tell you that we must mine our way out of the climate crisis. They will tell you that places like Thacker Pass must be sacrificed. But those of us who trace our ancestry to this place, and still rely on its resources for our way of life, reject that idea. Yes, we must act to address the urgent challenge of climate change, for ours and future generations. But we must do so without replacing dirty oil with dirty mining that desecrates the cultural resources and sacred sites of Indigenous peoples.

Lithium mining at Thacker Pass will take advantage of already impacted tribal communities and strip them of their cultural history. Do not tell us that this is the cost of progress. We are not prepared to sacrifice our burial grounds, or the places where we still hunt, fish and gather food.

Read the rest here at the Reno-Gazette Journal