Native Americans seek to stop Rio Tinto, BHP copper mine plan

published 13.01.2021 08:02

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"Chi'chil Bildagoteel is central to our traditional religion and identity as Apache people," former San Carlos Apache tribal chairman and Apache Stronghold leader Wendsler Nosie Sr said.

"Giving away our sacred land by the US Government for destruction by a foreign mining company destroys our ability to practice our religion."

Resolution Copper said it was committed to ongoing engagement with the US Forest Service, tribes and the local community "to continue shaping the project and deliver initiatives that recognise and protect cultural heritage".

"Resolution Copper is reviewing the complaint filed by the Apache Stronghold against the United States government," a spokesman said.

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