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San Carlos Apache Tribe welcomes designation at sacred Oak Flat
San Carlos Apache Tribe welcomes designation at sacred Oak Flat (March 18, 2016)

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.


Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue
Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue (March 11, 2016)

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.


Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona
Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 8, 2016)

Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.


Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site
Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site (November 6, 2015)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the Save Oak Flat Act.


Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume
Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume (November 6, 2015)

Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.


Tribal leaders to appear at House roundtable on sacred sites
Tribal leaders to appear at House roundtable on sacred sites (November 3, 2015)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is hosting the event on Capitol Hill.


Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat
Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat (July 30, 2015)

The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.


War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona
War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona (July 27, 2015)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the sponsor of the Save Oak Flat Act, is striking back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).


San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally
San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (July 23, 2015)

Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.


Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes
Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes (July 23, 2015)

Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.


San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site
San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site (July 22, 2015)

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.


Interview: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site
Interview: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (July 20, 2015)

Indian Country Today interviews Chairman Terry Rambler about the battle to save sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from a mining development.


Company pushing mine at sacred site gives $10K to Apache youth
Company pushing mine at sacred site gives $10K to Apache youth (July 8, 2015)

The White Mountain Apache Youth Council will use the money to attend the UNITY conference in Washington, D.C.


Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital
Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital (July 7, 2015)

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.


Sen. McCain deemed responsible for land swap at sacred Oak Flat
Sen. McCain deemed responsible for land swap at sacred Oak Flat (July 2, 2015)

The provision was tucked in a 1,648-page bill that was approved in the final days of the last session of Congress.


Save Oak Flat caravan plans journey to DC to protect sacred site
Save Oak Flat caravan plans journey to DC to protect sacred site (July 1, 2015)

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.


Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (June 19, 2015)

The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.