Please join NCRN on Wednesday August 25, 8 pm ET for a Webinar with Will Falk: Protect Thacker Pass. Will Falk is an attorney, writer, activist, and organizer with Protect Thacker Pass. Protect Thacker Pass is an “independent, grassroots collective of people” protecting the land and all life from a proposed lithium mine in the Central Basin, Nevada. For Thacker Pass Facebook click here.
On January 15th of this year Will Falk and Max Wilbert staked their ecological heart and soul on Protecting Thacker Pass, or Peehee mu’ Huh as the area is known to the Indigenous. Members of the local Fort McDermitt tribe are currently petitioning the courts to stop the destruction of the land and their native ancestors buried beneath it from the bulldozers of Lithium Americas.
The NCRN, in conversation with Will and tribal members, will discuss how the structure of our system negates tribal rights and tribal history in order to obtain natural resources – in this case, lithium used to feed the electric car manufacturers who have convinced so many that electric cars are ‘green’.
LISTEN to July 2021 Podcast: Daranda and Will: Why we must protect Thacker Pass here. (10:05)
Environmental activists Will Falk, left, and Max Willbert, right, stand in front of the Thacker Pass encampment on May 18, 2021. They have helped organize tribal members to oppose the mine. Article here. Photo: David Calvert / The Nevada Independent
Protect Thacker Pass Promo Video (1:38)