The Film Our Land, Our Life presents the struggle of Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders, to address the threat mining development poses to the sacred and environmentally sensitive lands of Crescent Valley, Nevada. From film transcript: Now you may ask yourself why the US government would come in and raid a ranch … Continue reading Our Land, Our Life – Two Western Shoshone elders struggle to protect land from mines
DGR Great Basin is participating in a coalition of groups and individuals opposed to the SNWA water grab – a massive infrastructure project in eastern Nevada. Please contact us at DGRGreatBasin@riseup.net to get involved in this project.
Original article by Craig Mackey, Los Angeles Times On Aug. 7, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority called for federal disaster relief to address the consequences of water scarcity in the Colorado River system. On Friday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced it would be forced to cut the flow of water into Lake … Continue reading A Slow-Motion Colorado River Disaster
Original Post by Vernon Robison, Moapa Valley Progress It has been another good year for the Moapa dace. The population of the endangered fish has more than doubled over the past two years, according to a survey conducted last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). On August 6-7, biologists conducted their bi-annual snorkel … Continue reading Moapa Dace Continues Its Baby Boom
nBy Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau The Pipeline Proposal The Great Basin stretches from Utah’s Great Salt Lake to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and from southern Idaho to southern California. About seven inches of rain falls in Nevada a year, and some areas receive less than five. The Great Basin is a cold … Continue reading Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups
By Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation On Saturday, May 4, 2013, approximately 70 Native Americans representing the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Wells Colony, Elko/TeMoke Tribe, Battle Mountain and Yomba Shoshone along with Tribal members from the Northern Ute, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Navajo, Cherokee and non-natives begin a Walk/Run from Wells, Nevada towards Caliente, Nevada, … Continue reading Native Americans begin 272 mile walk/run to protest water theft scheme