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Reader disappointed over lack of coverage

I am writing to voice my disappointment in GMT’s failure to cover the San Carlos Apache led March to Oak Flat. Over 100 people walked through Globe/Miami to Oak Flat.  SC Apaches, Natives from Tribes from this region and beyond, and non-native allies walked/ran for our battle to protect Oak Flat. This land is original Apache territory in the Tonto National Forest, protected from mining since 1955 and listed on the National Registry of Historic places, because of its historical, archeological and cultural significance. It will be dewatered, destroyed and contaminated by Resolution Copper. Media from around the world walked on this spiritual march because of its global significance. This is an epic story of Apache led opposition to the US Government give-away of their sacred homeland to foreign mining companies. Failure to cover this story is like saying it wasn’t important and that it didn’t happen. 

Leslie Glass 
Marana, AZ 

One comment

  1. Apologies to Leslie and others who marched this year to Oak Flat. You make a valid point: this is a significant local event and is something Globe Miami Times would typically cover. Yet neither I, nor my staff of freelancers were around to cover the story this year as we have in the past. Again, I regret not covering it, since it appears there was less coverage this year than in the past by all media. For reader who want to know more, I would suggest this piece written in 2017 by John Washington for edible Baja Arizona which does an excellent job in outlining the importance of the annual march. see: https://ediblebajaarizona.com/whats-stake-oak-flat. And we will strive to do better next year. Linda Gross, Editor.

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