“We have worshipped on Oak Flat since time immemorial in reverence, just as Abrahamic faiths reverence Mt. Sinai, and we will be outside the courthouse to defend and protect our sacred place.” —Wendsler Nosie, Sr. of Apache Stronghold.
Join us and stand with Apache Stronghold as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considers the fate of Oak Flat, a sacred site in Arizona that’s at risk of turning into a vast copper mine. If you can’t get to San Francisco you can watch the proceedings online.
Apache Stronghold’s Spiritual Convoy to the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco began last week in Arizona, making several stops along the way—including a gathering last Sunday at the Wishtoyo Chumash Village in Malibu in Los Angeles County that several local PPC activists attended. You can read more about that event and the fight for Oak Flat here.
Yesterday, rain didn’t stop supporters from joining the Apache Stronghold in San Francisco for a protest and prayer vigil where they painted a street mural in front of the courthouse (see above). Speakers included national PPC co-chair Rev. Liz Theoharis, Lian Bighorse of the Apache Stronghold, and Kevin Carter, Sacramento PPC activist and California coordinating committee member.