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San Carlos Apache Nation Calls for Removal of Resolution Copper

May 24, 2010


The statement, which calls for “the immediate removal of Resolution Copper Company from further desecrating the holy and sacred Oak Flat and Apache Leap”, was read during the recent United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe is one of several Indigenous Nations based in the State of Arizona who are staunchly opposed to Resolution Copper’s mining project. Others include the White Mountain Apache, Hopi, Hualapai, Yavapai Apache, Camp Verde, and Tonto Apache Tribes.

All six Tribal Nations are deeply concerned about company’s will-full endangerment of two sacred sites, known as Oak Flat and Apache Leap; as well as their utter lack of transparency and their ongoing effort to “bypass and violate environmental, indigenous, and human rights laws” in order to move the project ahead.

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