In remarks at the National Congress of American Indians 2022 Mid-Year Conference, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the launch of the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (“STAC”). Terry Rambler, Chairman of the Tribe, was appointed as an alternate member of the STAC. Chairman Rambler said, “The Tribe’s presence on the STAC will provide an historic opportunity – a seat at the decision-making table before policies are made that impact tribal communities. For the first time in our history, we can engage at the highest levels of the Department of the Interior. By forming this Committee, Secretary Haaland honors [...]
The San Carlos Apache Tribe (“Tribe”) will continue to pursue multiple avenues to block construction of the proposed Resolution Copper Mine despite Friday’s federal appeals court decision rejecting an Apache grassroots group’s lawsuit seeking to stop the mine on religious freedom issues. “While disappointing, the appeals court decision does not advance the Resolution Mine project one inch and we intend to stop this environmentally and culturally destructive project,” says the Tribe’s Chairman, Terry Rambler, “We will continue to relentlessly oppose this project in Congress, the courts and with the Biden Administration.” The Tribe, as well a coalition of Arizona tribal and [...]
Speech delivered by Chairman Terry Rambler at Hon Dah Resort & Casino on June 22, 2022: My name is Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and I am honored and humbled to be here in the beautiful pines of the White Mountains. Part of my roots, like a lot of people from Bylas, comes from the White Mountains. On my mom's side, my great maternal grandmother was Sarah Hadley who was Tugai’. She originally came from the Show Low area and when the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation was established she moved to East Fork. My great maternal grandfather John [...]
Nearly a year after the Biden administration halted a land swap of one of the Apache people's most sacred sites to a foreign mining company, the U.S. Forest Service has begun a new round of tribal consultation over what San Carlos Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler called "the future of Apache culture and religion." Barnie Gyant, Forest Service associate deputy chief, toured Oak Flat on Thursday and heard from Apache elders, representatives of other tribes, religious leaders and environmentalists about the sacred site. Gyant was sent by Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to lead government-to-government consultation with tribal nations in connection with the land swap, which would hand over 2,400 acres [...]
The San Carlos Apache Tribe reached an agreement yesterday with the U.S. Forest Service to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to define the parameters of future government-to-government consultations concerning the proposed Resolution Copper Mine. The Tribe is opposed to the construction of the mine. The agreement negotiated with Associate Deputy Chief Barnie Gyant is a major reversal of the Forest Service’s previous position when the agency refused to sign a MOU and subsequently failed to conduct government-to-government consultations as required by federal laws. “The San Carlos Apache Tribe is cautiously optimistic that today’s agreement negotiated by Mr. Gyant marks a fundamental [...]
According to the Human Resources Manual under Employee Benefits, Section 1002 "Holidays," and per Tribal Council Motion No. 344-2021, the Tribe will observe the Christmas Holiday on Thursday and Friday, December 23 and 24, 2021, and the New Year's Holiday on Friday, December 31, 2021. For all emergency personnel, please check with your Supervisor for scheduling on this day. Please keep safe by continuing to follow CDC guidelines by wearing your mask, washing your hands and/or using hand sanitizers, keeping your distance, and no large gatherings. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. Have a safe and wonderful [...]
The Chairman's Veterans Day Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser event at the Apache Stronghold Golf Course in San Carlos. This year the tournament was held on November 12, 2021, at the Apache Stronghold Golf Course in San Carlos. All proceeds went to the San Carlos Apache Veterans Association. Team Freeport McMoRan with their first place trophy with Melanie Chapman and Hubert Martin. Second place winner Team Remos with Hubert Martin. For more photos, visit the Golf Tournament page.
The Tribal Resolution regarding minor stimulus payments can be reviewed here: 4-Resolution.ARPA_.COVID-19.Dependent-Minor-Payments.12.7.21Download Policies and Procedures concerning this ARPA Economic Impact Payments for Minors is located here: Final-Minors-Economic-Assistance-Pymt-Policy-12-7-21Download Click below to download a copy of the final approved application by Tribal Council for the minor’s stimulus payments. Final-Minors-Econ-Assist-Application-12-7-21Download We will also be distributing paper versions of this application at 8am today at the front reception of the admin building. These applications will need to be turned in at Social Services when completed. You will also need to follow up with Social Services regarding the check payment.
According to the Human Resources Manual under Employee Benefits, Section 1002 "Holidays," the Tribe will observe Veteran's Day on Thursday, November 11, 2021 and an additional Veteran's Day holiday was approved by the Tribal Council for Friday, November 12, 2021. For all emergency personnel, please check with your Supervisor for scheduling on this day. Please keep safe by continuing to follow CDC guidelines by wearing your mask, washing your hands and/or using hand sanitizers, keeping your distance. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. Have a safe and wonderful Holiday. Thank you! Click here for a PDF copy [...]