San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mining proposal

The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is leading the fight against a proposed copper mine on sacred land.

Resolution Copper Mining wants to acquire 3,000 acres through a swap with the federal government. But the land includes Apache Leap, a sacred site, and other culturally important sites.

The tribe will conduct a ceremony at the site on Wednesday and is calling on other Arizona tribes to oppose the mine. The White Mountain Apache Tribe has already passes a resolution against the project, which was supported by Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona), who may be in legal and political trouble over it.

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Tribes fight land exchange to mining company (The East Valley Tribune 6/19)

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