Disregarding new evidence that human remains of Paiute ancestors massacred by the U.S. Cavalry in 1865 can be found in Thacker Pass, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to issue an archeological dig permit for the Thacker Pass lithium mine project this week.

Issuing the permit and conducting the archeological dig will violate the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the National Historic Preservation Act.

We are asking people to come to camp immediately, and also asking people to call the BLM, Department of the Interior, and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to demand they put a halt to this right now.