10th Annual March to Save Oak Flat

February 15-18, 2024

The Apache Stronghold organizes a run/march every February to gather community, neighbors, and allies in prayerful action to support the protection of the sacred lands of Oak Flat and beyond.

Oak Flat is at risk of destruction by Resolution Copper, a United States subsidiary of the Australian mining companies BHP and Rio Tinto.

Resolution Copper plans to use block cave mining techniques, which will cause Oak Flat to collapse into a crater approximately two miles wide and 1,000 feet deep. The mining operations will have major impacts on the water supply of the area, impacting water accessibility, causing contamination, and inevitably leading to worsening drought conditions.

The destruction of Oak Flat will also prevent the Western Apache and other Indigenous peoples from worshiping at the sacred site in their traditional ways.

What You Can Do

  1. Run/March: join the February Run/March if you are in the area or able to travel to Oak Flat, AZ.
  2. Pray: join the power of your spirit with Apache prayer to strengthen the grounding of this work.
  3. Advocate: contact your elected officials and urge support of the Save Oak Flat Act.


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