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Tribes from across U.S. testify in support of Oak Flat


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Copper mines have done extensive damage to the Earth in Arizona. The Morenci mine operating near Oak Flat; Silver Bell copper mine near Marana; earlier copper mine in border area at Ajo. -- Censored News

Tribes from Across the U.S. Testify in Support of Save the Oak Flat Act

Act would Halt Massive Foreign-Owned Mining Project that will Destroy Sacred Sites and the Environment

By San Carlos Apache Nation

Censored News

April 13, 2021

Audio of testimony

SAN CARLOS APACHE NATION -- San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler said he strongly supports Congressional testimony provided today by tribal leaders to protect the sacred western Apache site Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, also known as Oak Flat, from destruction by the proposed Resolution Copper Mine.

“Today’s testimony clearly demonstrates that it is not only the San Carlos Apache Tribe opposed to this horrific plan that would destroy a location that is the heart of our cultural and spiritual beliefs, but those tribal nations from across Arizona and the U.S. are united in stopping this mine,” Rambler said.