Published August 22, 2015
SANTA FE – Seeking to bring awareness to “Save Oak Flat” and the protection of sacred sites, the land, the water and indigenous ways of life, a group of American Indians and allies will hold a “walk-through” march on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the 94th annual Santa Fe Indian Art Market at 12 noon.
Protestors will carry with “Save Oak Flat” signs, banners and posters and handout materials to highlight the travesty of the actions of Congress last December when it tucked a provision into the $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 that gives land at Oak Flat in southeastern Arizona to Rio Tinto, foreign mining company, to mine.
Organizers are calling this walk-through march as a peaceful protest with steady drumming and continous walking.
The Santa Fe Indian Art Market is expected to attract 150,000 people this weekend, according to its organizers.
Walk-Through March @ Santa Fe Indian Art Marker
Saturday, August 22, 2o15, 12 noon
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Everyone is invited to join to come to represent unity to protect Mother Earth