Oak Flat, known to the Apache as Chi’Chil’Ba’Goteel, was federally protected until it became part of a land swap approved by federal officials in 2014. The Save Oak Flat Act would nullify that swap. (Photo by Kevin Hurley/Cronkite News)
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Tribe urges Sen. Kelly to support bill to protect sacred Oak Flat

  By Brenda Rivas,  Cronkite News Story Correction:   A Dec. 2 Cronkite News story about a demonstration urging Sen. Mark Kelly to support legislation protecting Oak Flat misrepresented outreach to Kelly’s office for comment. The story…

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‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior – and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans

by Traci Morris, Arizona State University Tuesday, February 16, 2021 U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland speaks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Oct. 1, 2018. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of…

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