Oak Flat Blessing Ceremony

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Hubert Nanty signs for Tonto Apache Tribal Chairman Ivan Smith, in a letter addressed to President George Bush of their opposition to the Southeastern Land Exchange for Oak Flat and Apache Leap. Pictured to the left is San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman, Wendsler Nosie Sr., and to the right is Hopi Vice-Chairman, Todd Honyaoma Sr.

Tribal leaders signed a letter addressed to President George Bush of their opposition to the Southeastern Land Exchange for Oak Flat and Apache Leap on June 20 during the Oak Flat Blessing Ceremony, where Arizona tribes were united.

Tribal Leaders present at the Oak Flat Blessing Ceremony were San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman, Wendsler Nosie Sr., Tonto Apache Tribal Executive Gaming Director, Hubert Nanty and son Gunner Nanty, Hopi Tribal Vice-Chairman Todd Honyaoma Sr., White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe, Yavapai Apache Tribal Chairman and President of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Jamie Fullmer, Hulapai Nation Chairman, Charles Vaughn; (back row) San Carlos Apache Vice-Chairman David Reede, Tribal Councilmembers: Bernadette Goode, Walliman Clark Sr., Karen Key, Miss San Carlos Apache Tribal Queen Beth Hinton, White Mountain Apache Councilmember, Lafe Altaha and Vice-Chairwoman Margaret Baha-Walker.

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