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|Tell Congress: Give Native Americans back their sacred land|
Last year, Republicans in Congress secretly gave away sacred Native American lands to a multinational mining conglomerate. If this deal is finalized, these sacred Native lands could be destroyed permanently.
It’s true: the National Defense Authorization Act – a bill President Obama could not easily veto – included a shameful provision mandating a land swap long favored by a mining firm called Resolution Copper. Congress, backed by extreme Republicans, gave this mining company, whose owners have “dismal human rights and environmental records,”1 exactly what they wanted at the expense of sacred and religious sites connected to these public lands.
This June, I introduced the bipartisan Save Oak Flat Act to repeal this disgraceful land trade while leaving the rest of the law intact. Congress should not be in the business of helping big corporations…
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