Oak Flat, Assemblymember James C. Ramos, Speaker Anthony Rendon, Native Americans, Native land rights, Indigenous sacred land, Apache, Rio Tinto, US Forest Service

Assembly speaker, Ramos condemn Trump transfer of sacred Native American land to foreign mining conglomerate

SACRAMENTO—Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) today denounced the Trump administration’s-transfer of a tract of Arizona land known as Oak Flat, sacred to Apaches and numerous regional tribes, to the Anglo-Australian mining conglomerate Rio Tinto. The transfer was conducted at an accelerated pace by Trump’s U.S. Forest Service, which is overseen by the U.S.