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OPP reopen Highway 6 at Six Nations

Six Nations OPP vehicles

OPP vehicles gather on the south side of the bridge that crosses the Grand River on Highway 6 on Tuesday morning – Cathie Coward,The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Spectator, September 5, 2017

Ontario Provincial Police say Highway 6 in Caledonia has reopened after protesters relocated a blockade to the area on Labour Day.

The OPP and other worked with other agencies including the Ministry of Transportation to remove debris strewn across the road to open the highway just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Indigenous protest barricade in Caledonia had been moved from Argyle Street to the Hwy. 6 overpass Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry

Oak Flat Campground marks third year in opposition to Resolution Copper mine

oak-flat-6by By Henry Carson, The Daily Wildcat, Feb 21, 2017

The air full of chants and the beating of drums, hundreds marched from San Carlos, Arizona to the Oak Flat Campground this weekend to protest the proposed building of a copper mine on sacred Native American land. Read the rest of this entry

San Carlos Apache Leader: ‘What Was a Struggle to Protect Our Most Sacred Site Is Now a Battle’

by Gale Courey Toensing, Indian Country Today, Jan 27, 2015

Washington lawmakers may think their passage of a bill giving the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s sacred land to a giant international mining company is a done deal, but they may have to think again.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe is organizing an all-out campaign to stop the transfer of Oak Flat, its 2,400-acre sacred ceremonial and burial site since time immemorial, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of the giant global mining corporation Rio Tinto. San Carlos wants to protect the land and water from the almost certain devastation of Resolution’s proposed massive underground copper mine, and preserve its natural state. San Carlos Chairman Terry Rambler told Indian Country Today Media Network.

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Re: Raiding Native Sacred Places in a Defense Authorization: Everything Wrong with Congress

 Apache Leap is one potential sacred site being threatened by a provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act reauthorization that would allow a large copper mine project. Photo from Indian Country Today.

Apache Leap is one potential sacred site being threatened by a provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act reauthorization that would allow a large copper mine project.
Photo from Indian Country Today.

by Terry Rambler, Indian Country Today, Dec 10, 2014

The San Carlos Apache Tribe (Tribe) has worked for the past decade to shine light on the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange that would transfer Oak Flat and nearby lands in the Tonto National Forest – lands held sacred by my Tribe and many other Native Americans – to a foreign-owned mining corporation for certain destruction. Sadly, this Land Exchange has been airdropped into the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) at the eleventh hour, as Congress prepares to bring the 113th Session to close.