The Struggle Continues: The ongoing fight to reform the 1872 Mining Law

Community members involved with Red Thunder, Inc were pivotal in bringing awareness to the corporate and governmental alliances between the U.S. and Canada and their abuses towards public lands held in trust by the United States. Canada owned approximately 75% of mining companies worldwide, which they managed with a hit and run reputation.

Environmental History and Native American Activism

Environmental history is the study of how humans have changed the environment over time and, conversely, how the environment has altered society. As an academic field, it emerged out of the environmentalism movements of the 1960s and 1970s, when books like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring forced Americans to rethink their interactions with the natural world.