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Cronkite News: Apache Stronghold continues annual walk to sacred site
Cronkite News: Apache Stronghold continues annual walk to sacred site (February 15, 2019)

A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.


Native lawmaker secures leadership positions on key Congressional committee
Native lawmaker secures leadership positions on key Congressional committee (January 30, 2019)

The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.


'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy
'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy (September 7, 2018)

Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.


Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol (May 22, 2018)

'There are many issues that need to be addressed, but Congress doesn’t matter if there’s no water,' said Apache activist Wendsler Nosie Sr.


Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site
Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)

Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.


Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.


John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick
John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick (August 31, 2016)

Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.


Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump
Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (June 7, 2016)

The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.


Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat
Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat (March 30, 2016)

Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.


Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes
Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes (March 24, 2016)

The visit by the Democratic presidential candidate to the Navajo Nation, though, helped focus attention to issues facing Indian Country.


Cronkite News: Democrats court Native voters ahead of primary
Cronkite News: Democrats court Native voters ahead of primary (March 21, 2016)

As thousands of people lined up around the Phoenix Convention Center last Tuesday afternoon to hear presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak, they could hear the constant beat of drums outside.


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.


Democrat Bernie Sanders heads to Navajo Nation for town hall
Democrat Bernie Sanders heads to Navajo Nation for town hall (March 17, 2016)

The candidate has been paying a lot of attention to Arizona ahead of the presidential primary on March 22.


Cronkite News: Apache leader welcomes listing at sacred Oak Flat
Cronkite News: Apache leader welcomes listing at sacred Oak Flat (March 15, 2016)

Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war.


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.


Stephen Fox: Bernie Sanders works to protect sacred Apache site
Stephen Fox: Bernie Sanders works to protect sacred Apache site (March 3, 2016)

Tribes nationwide and other Americans across the country deeply appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts to protect tribal sacred land in Arizona from destruction by foreign-owned mining conglomerates.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona
Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 2, 2016)

Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)

Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.


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.


Karen Kitcheyan Jones: Site not sacred to the Apache people
Karen Kitcheyan Jones: Site not sacred to the Apache people (October 15, 2015)

I encourage all tribal members not to fear our Tribal government leaders, as they must remember that the oath they took was to serve their people, and serve with facts, fairness and honesty.


Julian Brave NoiseCat: Sen. John McCain sells out on sacred sites
Julian Brave NoiseCat: Sen. John McCain sells out on sacred sites (September 28, 2015)

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the subject of intense criticism from Native activists and their supporters over the past year for his role in orchestrating the sale of Oak Flat.


Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site
Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site (September 16, 2015)

The debate over the Resolution Copper Mine has created a David vs. Goliath struggle, with the tiny San Carlos Apache Nation up against giants of the corporate and political world.


Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona
Mark Trahant: The time is now for an Indian candidate in Arizona (September 8, 2015)

Arizona’s first congressional district is the nearest thing to an American Indian majority district in the United States.


Gyasi Ross: Obama's checkered record on Native environmental issues
Gyasi Ross: Obama's checkered record on Native environmental issues (September 3, 2015)

Two weeks after his administration granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012, President Obama threw a bit of a bone to Native people.


Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap
Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap (August 18, 2015)

Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.


Dale Miles: Site was never sacred to San Carlos Apache Tribe
Dale Miles: Site was never sacred to San Carlos Apache Tribe (August 14, 2015)

Does it not bother anyone that rarely do we hear a voice of someone on the street who doesn’t support tribal government’s view on Oak Flat?


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).


Dear Colleague: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act
Dear Colleague: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act (July 27, 2015)

The following are the text of two Dear Colleague letters written by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.


Dear Colleague: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act
Dear Colleague: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act (July 27, 2015)

Text of a Dear Colleague letter written by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.


E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site
E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site (July 24, 2015)

This is more or less what representatives of the United States government say every time they are doing something to land that native people believe to be holy.


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.


Ernie Stevens: Support sacred Oak Flat and the Apache Stronghold
Ernie Stevens: Support sacred Oak Flat and the Apache Stronghold (July 8, 2015)

Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and others interested in protecting tribal treaty rights and Native sacred places are traveling to Washington, D.C.


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.


Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (June 19, 2015)

The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.