August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Apaches sue to save Oak Flat from destruction by foriegn mining company, Jan. 12, 2021


APACHE SUE TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, SAVE OAK FLAT SACRED AREA FROM DESTRUCTION BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANY

By Apache Stronghold 

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TUCSON, Ariz.— Apache Stronghold, on behalf of traditional Apache religious and cultural leaders, sued the Trump administration today in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to stop the transfer of Oak Flat, or Chi'chil Bildagoteel, to British-Australian corporate mining giant Rio Tinto and its subsidiary, Resolution Copper.

The lawsuit seeks to stop the U.S. Forest Service's publication on January 15, 2021, of a final environmental impact statement that will trigger the transfer of Oak Flat to Resolution Copper.


U.S. plans to seize Oak Flat, Apache sacred land, for copper mining on Jan. 15, 2021

 


Apache Wendsler Nosie, Jr., said the U.S. Forest Service plans to seize Oak Flat, sacred land, on January 15, 2021. Nosie asks others to come to Oak Flat now and join him in prayer, to halt the seizure of Apache sacred land for copper mining

TAKE ACTION NOW | HELP SAVE OAK FLAT

By Apache Stronghold
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Last month Tribes discovered that the date for the completion of a crucial environmental review process has suddenly been moved forward by a full year, to December 2020, even as the tribes are struggling with a Covid outbreak that has stifled their ability to respond. If the environmental review is completed before Trump leaves office, the tribes may be unable to stop the mine. Oak Flat needs all of us now to come together. Below are suggested actions and ways you and your communities can organize and get involved to help Save Oak Flat Anything you can do is greatly appreciated.