Executive Session Forum on Protecting Native American Sacred Sites
Forum on Protecting Native American Sacred Sites
Save Oak Flat: The Fight to Protect Sacred Apache Land
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Public lands, like Oak Flat, are carved out of the ancestral homelands of Indian tribes, and the historical and spiritual connections of Native Americans to these lands have not been extinguished. The United States has legal and moral obligations to provide access to Native Americans and to protect these traditional territories in a manner that respects the cultural, historical and religious importance to Indian tribes.
San Carlos Apache Youth Tribal MemberApache Stronghold
ChairmanSan Carlos Apache Tribe
PresidentAffiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI)
PresidentUnited South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET)
- Adobe Acrobat DocumentRemarks - President Brian Patterson
SecretaryNational Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)