A caravan of members of the San Carlos Apache tribe, along with representatives from other tribes will be stopping by Arch Street Church Saturday, July, 18th 2015 as part of a cross country event to rally against sacred land being taken over by Resolution Copper, a mining company. The event begins at 4:30pm and everyone is invited!
The tribe began their journey from San Carlos, Arizona on their way to DC to rally and protest over their land struggle. They will be joined by folks from across the country and will be making several stops, including Philadelphia and ultimately, DC where they will rally in front of Congress on July 21st-22nd in an effort to prevent Resolution Copper’s mining activities, thereby preventing a devastating environmental impact on the surrounding area. For years, they have been successfully fighting against a bill that would give Resolution Copper rights to mine two big areas of sacred land: Apache Leap and Oak flat in Southeastern Arizona. This year, Sen. McCain got this passed by attaching this bill as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which didn’t allow for any parts of the Act to be voted on separately. Otherwise, the land would have been protected under an amendment that protects sacred land. The company is also exempt from completing environmental studies on environmental impact of drilling under the Defense Act. There is another bill that has been introduced in the House to try and stop this development.
Please stop by and show support for this tribe in their efforts to protect their land.
For more information, visit their webpage at www.apache-stronghold.com.