August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

OAK FLAT -- Land Grab Suddenly Halted of Apache Sacred Land

  


FOREIGN MINERS’ GRAB OF APACHE SACRED LAND SUDDENLY HALTED

U.S. HISTORIC PRESERVATION AGENCY FINDS U.S. FOREST SERVICE VIOLATED NATIVE AMERICANS’ RIGHTS IN OAK FLAT SACRED LAND CRISIS

Rio Tinto and BHP’s Notorious Land Grab Must Be Reversed

The U.S. Must Stop Violating Native American Religious Freedom and Human Rights


Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr., Apache Stronghold, apaches4ss@yahoo.com
Michael V. Nixon, J.D., michaelvnixon@yahoo.com
Dec. 17, 2020
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OAK FLAT, Apache Sacred Land – On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the passage of a notorious Congressional rider that was stuffed into a defense appropriations bill at the midnight hour by special foreign interests, the U.S. Forest Service was forced to halt its ramrodding of the Oak Flat land grab.

The December 2014 rider to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 set up the legal shortcuts for the Anglo-Australian corporate capture of Native American sacred land which would be totally destroyed by the massive copper mine proposed to be imposed there.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) responded to the request of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and issued a formal report of its five-month investigation of the Forest Service’s conduct of the legal process required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).