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Katniss is real and she is an Apache

Katniss is real, and she is an Apache. While we were all looking the other way, sacred Apache land (that was also property of the American people as a whole) was sold to an Australian-British mining company that will soon have the rights to leave a 2-mile crater in the area. How did this happen? … Continue reading Katniss is real and she is an Apache

PROTECT OAK FLAT: SAVING APACHE SACRED GROUNDS

Editor’s Note: This video, PROTECT OAK FLAT: SAVING APACHE SACRED GROUNDS, was produced by Paper Rocket Productions on Vimeo.  This is the accompanying text, also by Paper Rocket Productions: For nearly a decade, Resolution Copper Mining, a subsidiary of British-Australian mining conglomerate Rio Tinto, had unsuccessfully sought ownership of Oak Flat Campground. Yet, on December 19, 2014, … Continue reading PROTECT OAK FLAT: SAVING APACHE SACRED GROUNDS

Hundreds Gather at Oak Flat to Fight for Sacred Apache Land

By Lee Allen, Indian Country Media Network As the morning sun rose high enough to burn off the chilly overnight temperatures, mesquite fires scattered throughout the Oak Flats Campground offered a warm welcome to a special day for Arizona’s San Carlos Apache tribe. Some 300 tribal members and supporters from across the country had gathered … Continue reading Hundreds Gather at Oak Flat to Fight for Sacred Apache Land

Deep Green Resistance Stands with the San Carlos Apaches in Protecting Oak Flat from Copper Mining

Image Credit: Ryan Martinez Lewis Deep Green Resistance (DGR) is dedicated to the fight against industrial civilization and its legacy of racism, patriarchy, and colonialism. For this reason, DGR would like to publicly state its support of the San Carlos Apache tribe and the residents of Superior, AZ in the fight to protect Oak Flat … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Stands with the San Carlos Apaches in Protecting Oak Flat from Copper Mining

Support Production of a Documentary on The Crisis at Oak Flat

  Arizona Senator John McCain has slipped a controversial land bill into the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act that hands over 2400 acres of protected and sacred land to mining corporation Rio Tinto, completely dismissing the religious and cultural beliefs of the San Carlos Apache Nation who consider the area sacred. Although tens of thousands of … Continue reading Support Production of a Documentary on The Crisis at Oak Flat

DGR Stands with the San Carlos Apaches in Protecting Oak Flat from Copper Mining

Image Credit: Ryan Martinez Lewis Deep Green Resistance (DGR) is dedicated to the fight against industrial civilization and its legacy of racism, patriarchy, and colonialism. For this reason, DGR would like to publicly state its support of the San Carlos Apache tribe and the residents of Superior, AZ in the fight to protect Oak Flat … Continue reading DGR Stands with the San Carlos Apaches in Protecting Oak Flat from Copper Mining

Washington Post: Proposed Oak Flat copper mine debate

By Kari Lydersen Special to The Washington Post When former miner Roy Chavez heard about plans to develop the nation’s largest copper mine near Superior, Ariz., he thought it might be the salvation of the economically struggling town where he’d grown up and served as mayor. But as he learned more about the proposal to … Continue reading Washington Post: Proposed Oak Flat copper mine debate

President Obama signs land exchange into law signaling new phase in the protection of Oak Flat

By the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the National defense Authorization Act into law.  The bill contained the Oak Flat land exchange.  This particular version of the land exchange was the 13th since the bill was first introduced in Congress by convicted former Congressman, Rick Renzi in 2005.  Senator … Continue reading President Obama signs land exchange into law signaling new phase in the protection of Oak Flat

McCain Sells Out San Carlos Apache Tribe to Copper Mining Interests

OAK FLATS- video of “15 year-old Naelyn, of the San Carlos Apache tribe in Arizona speaks to defend her federally-protected ancestral tribal lands against a giant copper mine proposed by two foreign-owned mega corporations. Rio Tinto and BHP have struck a highly lucrative deal with Senator McCain of Arizona. He has offered to give them … Continue reading McCain Sells Out San Carlos Apache Tribe to Copper Mining Interests

Arizona copper mine will hurt tribes and the environment

By James Anaya, for AZ Central James Anaya: Rio Tinto should make some lands off limits to mining and abandon the project if it can’t gain local support. (Photo: Rebecca Allen) Congress recently authorized an exchange of land so the multinational giant Rio Tinto can proceed with its Resolution Copper Mine project in eastern Arizona. The … Continue reading Arizona copper mine will hurt tribes and the environment