What we mean when we say “massacre”

What we mean when we say “massacre”

What we mean when we say “massacre” (Reflecting on the September 12, 1865 Thacker Pass Massacre) Words can, of course, be dangerous. That’s why we keep some words tightly wrapped and shoved into the darkest, coldest corners of our minds. We stuff the realest meanings...
The Lust for Money

The Lust for Money

Earlier today, Judge Miranda Du rejected requests from the Reno-Sparks Indian Tribe, Burns Paiute Tribe, and Atsa Koodakuh wyh Nuwu/People of Red Mountain to put an emergency halt on planned archeological digging for the Thacker Pass lithium mine. As I watch Lithium...
Are you willing to give a child cancer for a job?

Are you willing to give a child cancer for a job?

Lithium Nevada and supporters of the proposed Thacker Pass lithium mine project love to claim that the mine will bring jobs to the area. This may be true. But, even if it is true, the mine will also bring more air, water, and soil pollution. The mine will also lead to...
Peehee Mu’huh speaks

Peehee Mu’huh speaks

By Daranda Hinkey For This Is Reno, August 31, 2021 I look over Peehee Mu’huh, a vast land of sagebrush that has been taken care of by the Paiute and Shoshone since time immemorial. The heat is settling in at Peehee Mu’huh Camp, while we continue to build an...