Mining for lithium, at a cost to Indigenous religions

In western Arizona, the push for EVs threatens the Hualapai Tribe’s religious practices.

  • Cholla Canyon Ranch is a property owned by the Hualapai Tribe in the Big Sandy River Valley near Wikieup, Arizona.

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  • The Cholla Canyon Ranch protects a Hualapai sacred site named Ha’ Kamwe’ — known in English as Cofer Hot Springs.

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