|Photos by Leslie Jean|
By Apache Stronghold
You may have heard the news beginning to spread; Wendsler Nosie, Sr will be returning home to Chi'chil Bildagoteel, leaving tomorrow and walking from San Carlos. His intention is to stay, guarding the sacred site from those who seek to harm his religious right to be there. Indigenous peoples have been leading the fight to stop the transfer of land to a foreign company and the proposed Resolution Copper mine. His letter to the US Forest Service is attached below.
Spiritual leaders from around the country are coming to join Wendsler on this path, in solidarity. Rev. Dr. William Barber II and a delegation of the Poor People's Campaign will be there tomorrow. He hopes to arrive at Oak Flat on Saturday and all are welcome to join in spiritual support as he makes this return. Please respond to this email if you are interested to get updates over the next few days for how to show up.
Please send prayers to Wendsler and his whole family.
If you are with a journalist or with a media outlet, please contact Vanessa Nosie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an interview.
Protect Oak Flat!