Let’s take a moment and reflect on what has happened so far.
💧January 15th – Camp established. Two people present on-site.
💧January 26th – Golden eagles mating over Thacker Pass.
💧January 27th-29th – Blizzard conditions. Sideways winds, subzero temperatures, and a foot of snow.
💧February 2nd – BLM attempts to evict protesters from camp.
💧February 4th – Golden light on falling snow day.
💧February 9th – Bobcat tracks in the fresh snow day.
💧March 2nd – First protest with Fort McDermitt Tribe families against the proposed lithium mine.
💧March 19th – Prayer run reaches Thacker Pass, sacred fire lit.
💧March 22nd – Allies hold protest at Lithium Americas headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.
💧March 28th – Meadowlarks singing every morning.
💧March 29th – Fort McDermitt tribal council resolves to cancel agreement with mining company and initiate lawsuit.
💧April 1st – Sage-grouse mating season begins in earnest.
💧April 10th – Last major gathering, 80+ people visit camp.
💧April 15th – Three month anniversary, 90 DAYS on-site.
The coalition is growing stronger all the time. Check out this slideshow of photos from the last three months at #ProtectThackerPass.
Thank you so much to Chanda and Daranda from Fort McDermitt Shoshone Paiute for this wonderful video!