In Los Angeles, spiritual convoy urges unity to preserve Apache sacred site Oak Flat

By Alejandra Molina
Religion News Service
October 18, 2021

MALIBU, Calif. — To Apache Stronghold founder Wendsler Nosie, Sr., it’s going to take just about a miracle to win their case to preserve the Apache sacred site in Arizona known as Oak Flat, given how “deceitful” he said it was for Congress to authorize the transfer of the land to Resolution Copper, a company owned by the British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto.

When I say that we’re going to need a miracle, it means that the judges are going to sit there and have to make a moral decision — what they really mean when it comes to the Constitution, when they say freedom of religion, freedom of speech,” Nosie told Religion News Service on Sunday (Oct. 17).

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