2019-2006 Articles Archive

Learn more about the fight to save Chi’chil Biłdagoteel (Oak Flat). News media and articles below are just a few of dozens that have been written about the fight to protect Save Oak Flat over the many years battle to protect Oak Flat.


2019

A Sacred Place and A Sacred Quest to Save It | Osha Gray Davidson | HuffPost | Dec. 27, 2019
Razing Arizona:  The Spiritual Battle to Save Oak Flat | Jeff Kronenfeld | EchoMag.com | Dec. 23, 2019
'Apaches Standing Strong to Defend Sacred Oak Flat From Mining' | Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache | Traditionally Speaking - Censored News | Dec. 6, 2019
Wendsler Nosie Sr. Returns to Oak Flat to Protect Sacred Land from Extraction | By Kairos Staff | KairosCenter.org | Dec. 2019
Protect Oak Flat | Caitlin O'Hara Photography
Apache Man is Moving "Home" to Protest Copper Mine in Arizona |  Felicia Fonesca | (AP) Washington Post | November 27, 2019
Is digging for copper at Oak Flat like mining Mt. Sinai? | EJ Montini, Arizona Republic  | Nov. 29, 2019
Apache Wendsler Nosie Going Home to Oak Flat | Vanessa Nosie | Censored News | Nov. 29, 2019
Apache Wendsler Nosie and Religious Leaders Will Guard Oak Flat, Join Them | Apache Stronghold | Censored News | Nov. 27, 2019

Archaeology Southwest Submits Comments on Tonto National Forest Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Formal Comments | Archaeology Southwest | Nov. 7, 2019|

The Forest Service Ignored Apache Religion in Its Review of Oak Flat Copper Mine | Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times | October 15, 2019
San Carlos Apache Leader: Proposed Oak Flat Mine Is an Environmental Injustice | Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times | August 27, 2019
Save Oak Flat 2019 - Asher Underwood, Apr 16, 2019 
Why is No One Talking About the Land Battle in Oak Flat? | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Apr 2, 2019
Apaches fight "Murder" of Sacred Site | Janie Marie Stein, Enviornment Esperanza Project, Feb 15 2019
Media Advisory 02/08/19: 5th Annual Walk to Protect Oak Flat | Apache Stronghold leads the fifth year of 45-mile spiritual walk from San Carlos to Oak Flat
Oak Flat / Apache Leap | Earthworks, Jan 14, 2019
2018
Rio Tinto attempts to bribe Arizona State Parks with land gift | Arizona Mining Reform Coalition, Nov 2018
US Colonization at Home and Abroad » Clearing the FOG Radio - July 20, 2018, We speak with San Carlos Apache Tribal Councilman Wendsler Nosie and Naelyn Pike, a leader in the Apache Stronghold movement.  
2017
What's at Stake in Oak Flat? | Edible Baja Arizona Magazine, Nov 2017
Hundreds rally in Tucson in support of Oak Flat | The Daily Wildcat Nov 20, 2017
Respect Sacred Waters | Environmental Justice in the Southwest, Apr 9, 2017
Wendsler Nosie, Tracker of Evil at Santa Fe Plaza | Brenda Norrel | Censored News | September 11, 2017
Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation | Emily Flitter, Reuters | Jul 12, 2017
Inside the fight against a mining development in Oak Flat | This episode of 'Rise' explores the Apache Stronghold occupation at Oak Flat, Arizona, Feb 3, 2017
2016
Endangered Arizona | Arizona Highways Aug 2008, Oak Flat Campground Page 16, Aug 2008 Edition "To the Apache, Yavapai, Hopi and O’odham people, Oak Flat Campground near Superior is a spiritually significant part of their ancestral lands.....
Oak Flat - #11 Most Endangered Historic Places | National Trust for Historic Preservation | National Trust for Historic Preservation Press Release, Jun 24, 2016
2015
San Carlos Apache bring fight against Oak Flat mine back to Congress | Navajo-Hopi Observer, Nov 10, 2015 | "Over a million people worlwide and in the US Stand with the San Carlos Apache."
White Mountain Apache Unite with San Carlos to Save Oak Flat | Sandra Rambler, Censored News, Aug 7, 2015
Apaches unite to fight Oak Flat Land Exchange | Eastern Arizona Courier, Aug. 5 2015
Alison Harrington: Defending Oak Flat and Deconstructing White Christian Privilege  " | Huffington Post, Jul 2015, "Last week, while addressing a crowd in Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness: “I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America.”  
Apache leader: Unite to fight proposed copper mine | Arizona Daily Star, Jan 31, 2015 
All Nations Spiritual Gathering | Patagonia Area Resource Alliance | February 7, 2015
2014
Copper mine will hurt tribes and the environment |  Arizona Daily Star December 28, 2014
"Once Again, The Fight for Religious Freedom in America Begins" | The Apache Messenger, December 22, 2014
Apache tribe distressed by privatization of sacred land | Emily Bregel Arizona Daily Star December 11, 2014
U.S. Department of the Interior "Statement by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, 12/9/14 - “With that said, I am profoundly disappointed with the Resolution Copper provision, which has no regard for lands considered sacred by nearby Indian tribes. The provision short circuits the long-standing and fundamental practice of pursuing meaningful government-to-government consultation with the 566 federally recognized tribes with whom we have a unique legal and trust responsibility.
Nosie Speech | United South & Eastern Tribes | USET February 5, 2014 - San Carlos Apache Tribal Council Member Wendsler Nosie, Sr. – Sacred Site
2013
2011
2010
Rio Tinto Admits to Bribary Charges | The Moccasin | Sandra Rambler, March 31, 2010
2009
Vegetation and Wildlife Survey by Sky Jacobs: Devil's Canyon, Tonto National Forest Prepared  for Bob Witzeman, Maricopa Audubon Society, May 2009
2008
Arizona Congressman is Indicted | Wall Street Journal | John R. Wilke, Feb. 23, 2008
2007  
Investigation could impact copper, water deals | Arizona Geology, May 11, 2007 | The FBI investigation into a land deal involving Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi could affect the Resolution copper mine and water resources in the Upper San Pedro Basin, with further domino-like impacts.
Record of news reports on Land Exchange Bill S.2466 in chronological order | 1872 Mining Law Reform Info to read text of news reports on the Land Exchange Bill S.2466 that may no longer available on the web.

Land-Swap Plan Causes Trouble Congressman | The Wall Street Journal | By John R. Wilke, Apr 21, 2007

2006

Apaches will defy mine that threatens sacred lands | My Turn:  Arizona Republic | Kathy W. Kitcheyan, Chairwoman of the San Carlos Apache, Aug 28, 2006, Editor's note: The following is in response to the Thursday editorial "Firm hand needed to guide mining deal," which supported efforts in Congress to effect a complex land exchange to enable the Resolution Copper Co. to begin site preparation for a huge underground copper mine near Superior.