Wednesday, July 15, 2015

San Carlos Apaches rally to save sacred Oak Flat

Center for Biological Diversity

Save Oak Flat

Breaking news: The fight to save Oak Flat is coming to Washington, D.C. next week and we need you there.

Oak Flat in central Arizona is sacred land to the San Carlos Apache tribe, but Congress traded it away last year to facilitate a huge copper mine for international mining giant Rio Tinto. The mine would destroy Oak Flat, where native people have held religious and coming-of-age ceremonies for generations, and leave behind a massive crater -- wiping out streams, springs and wildlife habitat.

Members of the Apache Stronghold have been caravanning across the United States this month from Arizona and arrive in Washington, D.C. next week for a massive rally. We need as many people as we can to show up and speak out for Oak Flat -- and support an important bill by Rep. Raúl Grijalva to repeal the Oak Flat giveaway.

The rally will be Wednesday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the West Lawn of the U.S.
Capitol. Please respond here if you can attend. If you can't come, sign our pledge to save Oak Flat.

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