The National Congress of American Indians Resolution #AK-21-027
The resolution “Supporting the Protection of Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone Ancestors and Cultural Lands at the Thacker Pass in Nevada and Protection of Eagles by Limiting Take Permits” was adopted by the General Assembly at the 2021 Mid Year Conference of the National Congress of American Indians, held June 20, 2021 – June 24, 2021, with a quorum present.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) calls on the U.S. to uphold its trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations by engaging in robust and adequate tribal consultation on the Thacker Pass mine and another other proposed lithium mine to allow all Tribal Nations to participate consistent with the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Free, Prior, and Informed Consent policy; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that NCAI opposes the Thacker Pass lithium mine and calls on the Department of Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to rescind the approval of the mine’s Plans of Operation