August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, March 15, 2019

Apache Wendsler Nosie speaks in Paris, March 23, 2019

Oak Flat -- Protect Sacred Lands from Mining

Announcement by CSIA, Committee in Solidarity with American Indians
 Translated by Christine Prat

Lecture – Struggle against mining on Apache lands in Arizona: "Protect Oak Flat!" – Meeting with Wendsler Nosie Sr., Chiricahua Apache from the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, representative of the APACHE STRONGHOLD (Paris, March 23rd 2019).
Wendsler Nosie Sr. is a Chiricahua Apache from the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, he has been Chairman and member of the Tribal Council of that Reservation. He is now head of Apache Stronghold. He is struggling for the cultural rights of his community, as a copper mine project at Oak flats, one hour driving east of Phoenix, threatens this site, sacred for the Apaches, and known as Chi'Ch'il Bildagoteel in Athapasq.
In the past, Wendsler also struggled against the extension of the site of a telescope on Mount Graham, 70 km from Tucson, Arizona. Mount Graham is a mountain considered sacred by the Apaches of the Southwest, and is know as Dzil Nchaa Si An.

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