As the fight continues to protect Oak Flat and our religion the 9th Circut Court has scheduled our court hearing for October 22, 2021. The Apache Stronghold will begin organizing a convoy to San Francisco on October 20-24, 2021. If there is anyone who would like to help organize the convoy or has connections in the San Francisco area who can help please call Wendsler Nosie at 928-200-7762 or Vanessa Nosie at 928-215-1476. Please continue to Pray for Oak Flat and pray for the court to make the right decision to protect our holy place and acknowledge our religion so our future generations have the right to pray and believe in the blessed gift creator has given us all our Mother Earth.

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.
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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! We'll have Indian tacos, t-shirts, baked goods and posters for sale. There will also be a letter-writing table set up to alert Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema that their constituents want them fighting to protect Oak Flat. Come by and learn more about how to get involved.

*Please wear masks and stay home if you are not feeling well. This event will be held outdoors.*

April 13, 2021 - Natural Resources Committee, The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host 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.
 Hearing on Save Oak Flat Act , Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).
Watch: (YouTube)

April 9, 2021 Tweet at Rio Tinto: Stop Plundering the Planet 
Center for Biological Diversity

Action Alert, Arizona Mining Oversight, Oak Flat Mining

7th annual Virtual March to Oak Flat
Saturday, February 27, 2021  |  
Watch video on Facebook

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 Past Activities and Events

Day of Prayer & Action for Oak Flat - Monday, December 21, 2020
(Winter Solstice) 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).
Virtual Rally Protect Oak Flat - December 21, 2020
Watch recorded Zoom ralley on YouTube
11 am PST | 12 pm MST | 1 pm CST | 2 pm EST

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.

Protect Oak Flat Letter Writing Workshop
12/12/20, Saturday at 12 PM MST 
Public Event · 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
2015 - 2019 Activities and Events
Welcoming Home Blessing - Dec. 13-14, 2019
Going Home For My People - Nov. 21, 2019