Audio: an interview with tribal member Daranda Hinckey

By Brian Bahouth -April 8, 2021

Daranda Hinckey is a Fort McDermitt tribal member who said she spent time researching the mine and the demand for lithium and decided to take direct action.

“From an environmental standpoint, I was like, this is not good for the land. It’s not good for the water. And it’s hard because I know everybody in the whole world needs lithium for the new batteries and the new cars and things like that and solar panels. So it’s hard, it’s really hard. I’m really hoping to push for maybe like just consuming less and letting people know like, do we need a new car every year? Do we need a new phone every year?” Hinckey said.

We spoke with Daranda Hinckey by phone:

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