US Forest Service temporarily halts transfer of Native American sacred site Oak Flat

March 2, 2021

The United States Forest Service has withdrawn a final environmental impact statement that would allow Arizona land considered sacred by the Apache and other Native Americans to be transferred to a mining company in the next few weeks.

The move temporarily halts the transfer of Chi’chil Biłdagoteel, known widely as Oak Flat, to Australian mining company Resolution Copper, according to the Forest Service.

Source: US Forest Service temporarily halts transfer of Native American sacred site Oak Flat - Religion News Service