The ceremonial and gathering site is on the National Register of Historic Places but the tribe says the fight to protect Oak Flat from a copper mine is far from over.
What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.
Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the Save Oak Flat Act.
Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is hosting the event on Capitol Hill.
The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the sponsor of the Save Oak Flat Act, is striking back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.
After traveling 2,000 miles across the country, the Apache Stronghold is rally at the U.S. Capitol to save sacred Oak Flat from a mining development.
Indian Country Today interviews Chairman Terry Rambler about the battle to save sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from a mining development.
The White Mountain Apache Youth Council will use the money to attend the UNITY conference in Washington, D.C.
The Apache Stronghold group will be crossing several states as they make their way to Washington, D.C., for events on July 21 and July 22.
The provision was tucked in a 1,648-page bill that was approved in the final days of the last session of Congress.
The Apache Stronghold will send two groups across the nation to rally for Oak Flat and for a bill that repeals a mine at the site.
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.