Articles of Interest

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Learn more about the fight to save Chi' Chil Bildagoteel (Oak Flat). The links to the news articles below are just a few of dozens that have been written about the fight to Save Oak Flat from destruction by a foreign owned mining company, Resolution Copper.


Native American Activist Spotlight:  Wendsler Nosie Sr. | Indian Country Today

Why is No One Talking About the Land Battle in Oak Flat? | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Apr 2, 2019

Apache Wendsler Nosie, Sr. Speaks in Paris, March 23, 2019 | Censored News, Mar 2019

Apaches fight "Murder" of Sacred Site | Janie Marie Stein, Environment Esperanza Project Feb 15, 2019

45 Mile Walk Shows Solidarity Against Mine Planned Under Land Tribes Consider Sacred | Cronkite News Feb 12, 2019

Media Advisory 02/08/19: 5th Annual Walk to Protect Oak Flat (PDF; 79 KB) - 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 


AZ Parks Considered Gift From Mine Company While Ignoring Waste Site |  Phoenix New Times Nov 2018 

Rio Tinto attempts to bribe Arizona State Parks with land gift | Arizona Mining Reform Coalition Nov 2018 

Showing the Cracks: New Report Shows Design Flaws in Proposed Resolution Copper Project - AZ Mining Reform Sep 2018 

San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’ | May 21, 2018 

Apache Leaders Call Vandalism at 'Pinal' Prayer Site a Hate Crime | Pinal Central March 20, 2018

Holy Ground Desecrated at Site of Apache Resistance to Arizona Mine, Vandals Destroy Crosses, Eagle Feathers at Oak Flat Campground | Center for Biological Diversity March 19, 2018


San Carlos Apache Tribe:  The History of Genocide against Apaches | Censored News Dec 27, 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 

Inside the fight against a mining development in Oak Flat | Viceland Feb 3, 2017 | The latest episode of ‘RISE’ explores the Apache Stronghold occupation at Oak Flat, Arizona  


San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid | Arizona Daily Sun Dec 31, 2016 

San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid | Cronkite News Dec 19, 2016 

Coyote, Owl and Mountain - The Battle for Oak Flat | Arizona Highways Jun 2016 

Endangered Arizona | Arizona Highways Aug 2008 Oak Flat Campground Page 16  "To the Apache, Yavapai, Hopi and O’odham people, Oak Flat Campground near Superior is a spiritually significant part of their ancestral lands....."  

Naelyn Pike of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona speaks during a Bernie Rally | Mar 11, 2016

Chi'chil Bildagoteel (Oak Flat) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places | Press Release Mar 4, 2016 

Oak Flat historic designation a win for mine opponents, but fight continues |Tucson Sentinel Mar 16, 2016

Oak Flat - #11 Most Endangered Historic Places | National Trust for Historic Preservation 


Apache Stronghold Stops in New York City Before Making Its Way to D.C. | Native News Online, Jul 2015

Alison Harrington: Defending Oak Flat and Deconstructing White Christian Privilege | The Huffington Post Jul 2015

Apache leader: Unite to fight proposed copper mine | Arizona Daily Star Jan 31, 2015 "This is not our fight. This is an American Battle." - Wendsler Nosie Sr. 

March to Oak Flat | The Apache Way | Popular Resistance Mar 5, 2015 

Occupy Oak Flat Refuses to Back Down in Protest Against Resolution Copper | Phoenix New Times Feb 24, 2015 

All Nations Spiritual Gathering | Patagonia Area Resource Alliance Feb 7, 2015  

San Carlos Apache March to Occupy Oak Flat Promise a Fight to Save Their Holy Ground  from the Greed of McCain, Kirkpatrick, Flake, Gosar and the Resolution Copper Mine | Southwest Photo Journal Feb 4, 2015