August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Yomba Shoshone to Thacker Pass: 99 Miles to Battle Mountain: Day 2 Photos by Bad Bear

Walk and Run to Thacker Pass
Photos by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson

Day 2: Yomba Shoshone to Thacker Pass Protection Camp
The support van has broken down 99 miles from Battle Mountain. Walkers and runners are there waiting on van parts on Sunday night.
Walking and running for sacred land and humanity, Bad Bear said, "Each step is a prayer."



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Read more: Thacker Pass Protection Camp protecting ancestral land from Canadian company Lithium Nevada, which plans an open-pit lithium mine.

Video: Bad Bear "Each Step is a Prayer"



Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Lithium mining is now a global crisis for Indigenous Peoples. As the Shoshone Paiute led walk and run continues to Thacker pass, Nevada, for protection of the land -- the role of lithium mining, in the UK and US CIA backed coup in Bolivia against Evo Morales,  is exposed.

Already lawsuits have been filed against U.S. companies for the deaths of child workers in the Congo, dying in the cobalt mines. Cobalt is used in the lithium batteries for electric cars, tablets and cellphones.

Read more from Bolivia: UK and US backed coup in Bolivia sought 'white gold' lithium:

The Trump administration degraded environmental laws to push through the Thacker Pass lithium mine, and turn over  ancestral land, known as Bureau of Land Management, BLM, land, to a Canadian company, Lithium Nevada.
Read more on the seizure of ancestral land in Nevada:

Photos copyright Carl Sampson, Censored News