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July 24th, 2015

Indigenous lands and culture are not for sale!

type:Petition, Protest
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

The US government is about to let a giant international mining company dig up a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the Apache tribe.

Too many of our governments have a shameful history of abusing indigenous peoples. But when US lawmakers with links to mining interests used devious tactics to grant permission for the mine, the Apache fought back. It’s starting to work -- right now Congress is considering whether to stop the project.
Apache leaders will meet lawmakers in hours. If enough of us back their courageous call today, our mass of voices can build their strength to save their heritage, and send a message to governments around the world that indigenous lands and culture are not for sale.

Sign the petition and help saving the Oak Flat!

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