In January of 2021, Max Wilbert and Will Falk launched an occupation of a proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. Max appears regularly on First Voices Radio to give updates on what is happening at Thacker Pass and what we can do to support the peoples’ efforts. Max is a writer, organizer and wilderness guide, and has been part of grassroots political work for nearly 20 years. He is an author and his essays have been published many places, including CounterPunch and Dissident Voice. His latest book is “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It.” To keep up with the news about Thacker Pass, check out the website at and Protect Peehee Mu'huh / Protect Thacker Pass on Facebook, @ProtectThPass on Twitter and protectthackerpass on Instagram.

Dr. Louellyn White is Mohawk from Akwesasne. She is an associate professor of First Peoples Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Louellyn is a descendant of Carlisle Indian School survivors and is the founder and spokesperson for the Carlisle Indian School Farmhouse Coalition. Her book, “Free to be Mohawk: Indigenous Education at the Akwesasne Indian School,” was published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Tiokasin and Dr. White discuss a recent article by Mary Annette Pember in Indian Country Today in which she was featured: “Professor answers call to find boarding school children.”

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