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Congress gives Native American lands to foreign mining company with new NDAA

 

Last updated 1/17/2015 at 3:02pm

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The U.S. Congress quietly agreed to give a foreign mining company that includes Iran and China, 2,400 acres of national forest in Arizona that is the cherished ancestral homeland to Apache natives. Controversially, the measure is attached to annual legislation that funds the US Defense Department.

WASHINGTON, DC-The U.S. Congress is poised to give a foreign mining company 2,400 acres of national forest in Arizona that is the cherished ancestral homeland to Apache natives. Controversially, the measure is attached to annual legislation that funds the US Defense Department.

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees quietly attached a provision to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would mandate the handover of a large tract of Tonto National Forest to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of the Australian-English mining company Rio Tinto, which co-owns with Iran a u...



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