In solidarity with TransAndean Resistance against Lithium-Mining
The CIEJ is currently working alongside Indigenous communities across the Chile/Argentina border to fight against lithium-mining extraction.
Salinas Grandes & Laguna de Guayotoyoc
The Indigenous communities of Salinas Grande and Laguna Guayatoyoc in 'Argentina' have taken direct action against mining operations in their territories. The mining companies and the state that has sanctioned their operations are in violation of international laws requiring that indigenous communities participate in decision making regarding their territory.
Spread the word! Talk to your local environmental/climate organizations. Create resistance and alternatives to consumption-driven "solutions" to environmental problems.
Write to the governor of the province of Jujuy at: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him to respect the rights of Indigenous communities.
Contact your governmental officials: electric vehicles are NOT a climate change solution!
Donate directly to the communities through venmo @Marcela-Mendoza-2
The TransAndean Lithium Project
The TransAndean Lithium Projectdocuments the voices of Indigenous communities living in the salar (salt lake) regions of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru, weaving together oral histories, interviews, and documents in an interactive digital map. The TLP is directed by Professor Luis Martín-Cabrera with the support of the Public Engagement Fellowship from the Whiting Foundation in collaboration with the Community and Labor Project.
The video below is an introduction to the project and features several short interviews with Indigenous people living in the salars. They describe the impacts lithium mining is having on their lives and territories.
Share any and all of these media resources within your organizations, movement spaces, and collectives!