Can the U.S. transition to electric vehicles while avoiding dirty mining? A new report lays out a pathway for how the U.S. can cut lithium demand and avoid harms to biodiversity and Indigenous lands. The report chalks out pathways for the United States to heavily reduce the amount of mined lithium it needs to decarbonize transportation and sidestep “irreversible harms” to water, air, and animal habitats—especially near Indigenous lands. “
Native American sign language took center stage at the Super Bowl this past weekend. A signed performance of ‘America the Beautiful’ featured Native American sign language, which thrived for centuries but is fading from collective memory. Viewers who tuned into the Super Bowl pregame show on Sunday were treated to an unusual performance of “America the Beautiful,” which was told, in part, through Native American sign language.
Colin Denny, a deaf Navajo man, used both American Sign Language (ASL) and Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL), which was once so common across the Great Plains that it was a “lingua franca,” a language used by both deaf and hearing people to communicate between tribes that didn’t share the same spoken language.” Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.