Stephanie Keith

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Apache tribe marches to protect sacred Arizona site from copper mine
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: USA
Biography: Stephanie Keith has photographed news and features for the past fifteen years for the New York Times, Reuters, Getty Images and The New York Daily News. In 2017, Reuters, The BBC, The Guardian and NBC News chose a photo of hers from a... read on
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Apache tribe marches to protect sacred Arizona site from copper mine
Credits: stephanie keith
Updated: 03/01/20
Hundreds of Apache tribe members and supporters marched for four days to a sacred campground in southeastern Arizona earlier this month, hoping to protect the land from copper mining while bringing awareness to injustices against Native Americans.

The 45-mile march, from the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, ended Sunday, Feb. 23 on what is known as Oak Flat, a 2,400 acre (970 hectares) parcel of public land in the Tonto National Forest near Superior, Arizona.

The San Carlos Apache tribe, which has considered Oak Flat holy land for centuries, says it is threatened by Resolution Copper Mining, which plans to extract 1.9 billion tons of copper beneath part of the hallowed ground from one of the largest untapped deposits in the world.  
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