First Voices Radio

07/24/22 - Will Falk

July 26, 2022 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
07/24/22 - Will Falk
Show Notes

Tiokasin's guest is Will Falk, who will give an update on Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. In January 2021, Will and Max Wilbert launched an occupation of a proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass.

Will is a writer, lawyer, and environmental activist. He believes the ongoing destruction of the natural world is the most pressing issue confronting us today. Activism has taken Will to the Unist'ot'en Camp - an Indigenous cultural center and pipeline blockade on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory in so-called British Columbia, Canada, to a construction blockade on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i, and to endangered pinyon-juniper forests in the Great Basin.

Will's first book, How Dams Fall: Stories the Colorado River Told Me was published in August, 2019 by Homebound Publications. For more information, visit Look for Will's poetry on his Facebook page at For more information about Will, visit

Production Credits:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer
Malcolm Burn, Studio Engineer, Radio Kingston, WKNY 1490 AM and 107.9 FM, Kingston, NY
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Audio Editor

Music Selections:
1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)
Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters
Album: Tahi (1993)
Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)

2. Song Title: Mother Earth
Artist: Karliene
Single: Mother Earth (2019)
Label: N/A (Available on YouTube)

3. Song Title: Single Pride of Man
Artist: Quicksilver Messenger Service
Album: Quicksilver Messenger Service (1968)
Label: Capitol Records

4. Song Title: Revolution
Artist: SOJA
Album: Peace in Time of War (2002)
Label: DMV Records

5. Song Title: Bo Bo's Groove
Artist: Tom Principato Band
Album: Raising the Roof (2008)
Label: Powerhouse Records

6. Song Title: Mother Earth
Artist: SOJA
Album: Peace in Time of War (2002)
Label: DMV Records

7. Song Title: Through the Eyes of Love
Artist: Walter Trout and the Radicals
Album: Notodden Blues Festival - The Best of People and Blues - Nbf, Vol. 3 (2004)
Label: Bluestown Records

8. Song Title: American Dream
Artist: J.S. Ondara
Album: Tales of America (The Second Coming) (2019)
Label: Verve Forecast / Universal Music Canada

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