EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ARCHIVE

SEE ALSO:  MARCH TO OAK FLAT | Since February of 2015, Apache Stronghold has organized an annual March to Oak Flat to increase the awareness of the fight to save Oak Flat. Visit this page for past and future March to Oak Flat Events.
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August 2, 2021 - A Season of Prayer and Resistance: Moral March on Washington, 11am ET / 8am PT 
Apache Stronghold spiritual leader, Wendsler Nosie, Sr. to join and pray with the Poor People’s Campaign, along with faith leaders and low-wage workers in Washington DC, as they engage in Nonviolent Moral Direct Action to combat voter suppression, economic injustice, and the evil that threatens our democracy and the Apache religion.  Watch Live:   http://www.action.poorpeoplescampaign.org
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June 6, 2021 Save Oak Flat Kick-Off Event   4 pm - 7pm. Floor Polish 930 N Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ
We have an upcoming opportunity to create a significant roadblock to the proposed permanent desecration of sacred Oak Flat. The Save Oak Flat Act will likely be presented to Congress and could reverse the land giveaway to a foreign mining company, Rio Tinto. Members of the Apache Stronghold are leaving to rally support for the act and we invite you to join us in sending them off with support from Tucson! 
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April 13, 2021 - Natural Resources Committee, The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will hosted a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following tribal-related legislation:  H.R. 1884 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva), To repeal section 3003 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, and for other purposes.
MORE INFORMATION:  https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/legislative-hearing-on-save-oak-flat-act
Watch:   https://youtu.be/07lQnARcxZU (YouTube)
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April 9, 2021 Tweet at Rio Tinto: Stop Plundering the Planet  Center for Biological Diversity
April 5-9, 2021 International week of actions against Rio Tinto  Action Alert, Arizona Mining Oversight, Oak Flat Mining
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7th annual Virtual March to Oak Flat - February 27, 2021
This year our sacred march/run will be virtual. We are asking everyone to stand in solidarity with us. Show your support by running or walking wherever your location is. Let's show the United States Government and Resolution Copper that the world is watching! Please post a video of you running/walking on social media and use the hashtags:  #saveoakflat #protectoakflat #apachestronghold #theworldiswatching   See also:  March to Oak Flat for videos, pictures and flyers of previous marches to Oak Flat.
2020
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Day of Prayer & Action for Oak Flat - Monday, December 21, 2020
All-day International, Interfaith day of prayer request for Oak Flat and Mother Earth.  The day of action is a request for people around the world of all faiths and religions to pray for Oak Flat and includes a Virtual Rally (details below).
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Virtual Rally Protect Oak Flat - December 21, 2020
Watch recorded Zoom ralley on YouTube
Join the Apache Stronghold to get updates on the fight to protect Oak Flat. Speakers from the Poor Peoples Campaign and Indigenous activists from Mongolia who are also fighting monster mining company Rio Tinto will join us. Learn what you can do on this Day of Prayer and Action to be engaged.
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Protect Oak Flat Letter Writing Workshop - December 12, 2020
Online Zoom workshop to learn how to contact political representatives and do outreach to save land for us and future generations. | Hosted by Center for Biological Diversity, AZ; Youth Climate Coalition; Sierra Club - Grand Canyon(Arizona) Chapter; Apache Stronghold; Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona; and Chispa Arizona
Congressional Hearing - March 12, 2020  | The Irreparable Environmental and Cultural Impacts of the Proposed Resolution Copper Mining Operation - Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) Oversight Hearing, Presiding: The Honorable Ruben Gallego, Chair
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2015 - 2019 Activities and Events
Welcoming Home Blessing - Dec. 13-14, 2019
Going Home For My People - Nov. 21, 2019