Western Mining Action Network is excited to announce that the 2022 Biennial Conference will be held in person this year in Reno, Nevada. The Conference will convene 150-200 people from mining-affected communities and allies working in legal aid, scientific support, and environmental NGO’s for cross-cultural knowledge sharing; elevating Indigenous voices; leadership development; and training in environmental advocacy and democratic organizing.
Co-hosted with the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Biennial Conference will increase awareness of mining in the Great Basin area that is threatening local communities, while addressing the social and environmental impacts of mining across the US and Canada. Conference highlights include: Efforts to save Peehee Mu’huh sacred site / Thacker Pass from proposed lithium mining; mining for energy transition technologies; uranium; mitigating climate change, Indigenous Rights, and gendered issues.
2022 Preliminary Program (subject to change)
· October 12 – Indigenous Caucus meeting/Reno Sparks Indian Colony
· October 13 – Conference: Field trip to Anaconda mine/Opening plenaries
· October 14 – Conference: plenaries/workshops/panels
· October 15 – Conference: plenaries/workshops/panels
· October 16 – Thacker Pass field trip (optional)
For more information, contact:
Marvel Karch, WMAN Conference Lead Logistics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sayokla Williams, WMAN Indigenous Caucus Coordinator, email@example.com
Laura Pitkanen, WMAN Network Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org