Poisonous Mining Without Tribal Consent


In our newest video installment documenting the Ox Sam Camp resistance, our team interviewed Elvida Crutcher, an elder and citizen of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe. She recounts how the decades of open-pit mercury mining has poisoned the air, water, and lands of her relatives, leaving a path of illness in its wake. Open-pit mining, or any mining for that matter, has no place in or near our communities and sacred sites without full tribal consent.