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This Land Is Sacred to the Apache, and They Are Fighting to Save It

posted on April 13, 2021

Dana Hedgpeth of The Washington Post reports that a mining company is poised to take control of Oak Flat, a parcel in Arizona that includes sacred Native American land. The Chairman of the San Carlos Apache tribe Terry Rambler said, “I call Oak Flat the Sistine Chapel of the Apache region.” The land holds special significance for the tribe given its healing properties and importance in creation narratives. An Apache advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to stop the transfer, but the case has not yet been decided.

Read at The Washington Post