Stop Destruction of Sacred Native American Sites By Copper Mining

Target: Joe R. Biden, President-elect of the United States

Goal: Halt opening of copper mine which threatens irreplaceable Native American cultural sites.

A proposed copper mine in Arizona which could destroy sacred Native American sites could soon be green-lit despite widespread opposition from the San Carlos Apache tribe. Under a land swap deal proposed in 2014, the Rio Tinto mining corporation would gain access to more than 2,400 acres of land containing sacred and prehistoric sites. However, the swap has apparently been arranged without the consent or input of tribal authorities, who say that sacred religious and cultural sites will be placed under unacceptable risk by the planned Resolution Copper mine.

The surprise announcement of work beginning a full year early has raised concerns that the risk assessment required by law is incomplete and may have been accelerated to circumvent tribal opposition. Sign the petition below to demand that President-elect Joe Biden pledge to stop this underhanded deal and respect the rights of the San Carlos Apache.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. President-elect,

The latest attack on the sovereignty and religious freedoms of San Carlos Apache Nation comes in the form of a copper mine which could cause irreversible damage to ancient sacred sites. Ignoring the concerns of activists and tribal leadership, the Rio Tinto Group has advanced the Resolution Copper scheme by a full year, allegedly to take ownership of land in the Tonto National Forest before the plan can be questioned further or stopped.

However, there is still time. According to the terms of the land swap agreement, Rio Tinto must wait 60 days following the publication of their report to begin mining. It’s crucial that you take advantage of this window during your first weeks in office to halt this unfair scheme and send a signal to Native Americans that their rights, concerns, and freedoms will be respected under your administration. I urge you to take action at the first opportunity to put an end to this disrespectful plan.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Janet Ward, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


18 Comments

  1. Destroy for money and then beg nature to forgive you!

  2. Haven’t we made these Native Americans suffer enough. Every foot of their sacred soil, planting areas, pastures etc that have been stolen and sold for profit by cheating scammers should be returned to the tribes…Those guilty of the thefts, scamming should be put in prison forever…IN MY OPINION

  3. Jill Lawrence says:

    This is shameful. All the land that was stolen from the Native Americans by massacre, torture and the biggest holocaust imaginable should be returned.

  4. Sending this petition to Joe Biden is a waste of time. A corrupt pervert with dementia is not going to be concerned with Native Americans. He is too busy doing shady business deals with China & Ukraine anyway.

    • Poor trumptard. Your RAPIST IN CHIEF will be in court where E. Jean Carroll will have her day in court. Google photos of Princess Ivanka on daddys lap.BYEDON!!And go on Youtube and see tRumps BEST WORDS OF 2019.LMAO!!!!!!P***y grabber in chief will be gone soon.

    • Andrea Chisari says:

      The demented one lost. If you can’t get over it, at least take it somewhere else. This is NOT the forum for it.

    • You Trumpers are such a bunch of phonies. Trump has rolled back 125 climate and environmental policies, but Biden is the problem? Quit pretending you care about the planet. You sold your soul to a despicable, self-absorbed conman.

    • You are a delusional asshole.

    • Shadow1555@aol.com says:

      100% right. Not to mention, it’s comical that they actually think Biden will ever take 1 step into the White House ever again. Better edit the petition to be send to Trump cuz he’s the one who’ll be making decisions the next 4 years

      • TRUMP SHOULD DROP DEAD says:

        You lose and so did your asshole failure/fraud/impeached make-believe president.
        Why on earth would any animal lover suck up to a creep whose kids are among the world’s worst trophy hunters?
        Get lost along with your LOSER.

    • 100% right. Not to mention, it’s comical that they actually think Biden will ever take 1 step into the White House ever again. Better edit the petition to be send to Trump cuz he’s the one who’ll be making decisions the next 4 years

      • TRUMPSHOULD DROP DEAD says:

        You lose and so did your asshole failure/fraud/impeached make-believe president.
        Why on earth would any animal lover suck up to a creep whose kids are among the world’s worst trophy hunters?
        Get lost along with your LOSER.

  5. This outrageous corporate greed has to stop NOW ! This disregard and vile abuse of the sacred lands of Native Americans is a national disgrace… Trump and his odious servile toadies care only for their own agenda… Biden and Harris are decent human beings with a heart and not psychotic Degenerates without conscience… we have better days ahead…

  6. Maria Bertrand says:

    Greed is the fuel…so for a change do what’s right for all the people, all the animals, environment and therefore the planet.

  7. Jessica Sade says:

    People continue to waste (literally throw away precious metals such as copper) without knowledge of how it impacts the destruction of land. THIS IS INCORRECT.
    PEOPLE need to know how to recycle these materials so we do not need to mine for more!!
    In addiition, the stealing of Native Land is INCORRECT.
    RETHINK & REPLAN.

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