The Fight for Oak Flatis a documentary series about the proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona and the people fighting to stop it from destroying Oak Flat, a unique natural area held sacred by indigenous peoples and used heavily by outdoor enthusiasts. Filmed, directed and edited by Craig Johnson, a filmmaker based in Phoenix, Arizona. Narrated by Don Steuter. Drone Footage was captured by Duke Romero and Nick Deo. Still photos by Steve Pavey. Audio mastered by Kevrie Howard. The film received financially support from the Sierra Club Palo Verde Group and Grand Canyon Chapter. All filmmaking decisions were made solely by Craig Johnson. http://fightforoakflat.com
The Fight for Oak Flat - Part 1 | A Western Apache spiritual leader fights to stop the destruction of his ancestral homeland. Two former miners worry this new mine will destroy their town's environment. A rock climber hopes to preserve hundreds of outdoor climbing routes. The Fight for Oak Flat is a short documentary about the proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona and the people fighting to stop it from destroying Oak Flat, a unique natural area held sacred by indigenous peoples and used heavily by outdoor enthusiasts.
"This follow-up film tells the story of a weary community in the Drippings Springs Valley, which would be displaced by mine waste if the Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona is approved. This is in addition to the destruction the mine will cause at Oak Flat, a sacred indigenous site and unique outdoor area covered by ancient oak trees. The film also looks at the water and air pollution caused by similar waste storage dams in Arizona and takes you to an endangered archeological site where generations of Native Americans lived. Visit https://fightforoakflat.com/ to learn more and watch the original film.
The Fight for Oak Flat - Part 3 Pipelines, Profits & Public Lands | Follow Roger Featherstone from the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition as he checks wildlife camera traps at Oak Flat and along the route of a proposed 20 miles pipeline, that would carry mine waste to the tailings dam site in the Dripping Springs Valley, as discussed in Part 2. We will also look back to the words of Roy Chavez, who passed from COVID-19 in 2020. Chavez was the former mayor of Superior, AZ just west of Oak Flat and spent the last years of his life educating the public about the impacts of the proposed Resolution Copper Mine.
LANDBACK Now: Oak Flat & the Apache Stronghold| Feb. 5, 2021 - Vanessa Nosie along with daughter Naelyn Pike of Apache Stronghold will join host Krystal Two Bulls, NDN Collective Director of LANDBACK Campaign, to talk about protecting Oak Flats from the world’s two largest mining companies: Rio Tinto & BHP, and what you can do to support.