Mining for lithium, at a cost to Indigenous religions

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

  • Hualapai Tribal Councilmember Richard Powskey, photographed in the Hualapai Cultural Center in Peach Springs, Arizona, in early June.

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  • A map shows the ancient salt route that passed through the Hualapai homeland in the Big Sandy River Valley in Western Arizona.

    Roberto (Bear) Guerra / High Country News