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UW "wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ" Intellectual House
4249 Whitman Court, University of Washington, Seattle campus, Seattle, Washington 98195
BEFORE STANDING ROCK, THERE WAS OAK FLAT
The summer before the fight for Standing Rock, a battle for a parcel of land in Arizona united Apaches, activists, and environmental groups. The place is Oak Flat.
Oak Flat is a site on the National Registry of Historic Places that contains a rare desert riparian ecosystem, ancient petroglyphs, and Apache burial sites. Oak Flat is under siege by foreign mining company Resolution Copper, who is determined to build a mine on the site, destroying the holy land and water source forever.
Apache Stronghold leader Wendsler Nosie, Sr. and his granddaughter Naelyn Pike lead the fight to save Oak Flat.
The film RISE: Apache Stronghold will be presented at the University of Washington campus on October 19. Wendsler Nosie, Sr. will be our honored guest at the event, and will be available to answer questions after the film.
This event is free to the public, and seating is limited, so get your ticket today.