Resolution Mine threatens groundwater supply


The proposed construction of the Resolution Copper Mine would consume hundreds of billions of gallons of groundwater at the same time Arizona faces unprecedented surface water supply reductions worsened by climate change, hydrogeologist James Wells, PhD, PG concludes in a report released today. “If the Resolution Copper Mine is approved, it will commandeer a vast amount of the State’s water, leaving less for everyone else,” Wells states in his comprehensive analysis The Proposed Resolution Copper Mine and Arizona’s Water Future. The massive mine, proposed for construction in the Pinal Mountains 60 miles east of Phoenix, would consume at the very least [...]

Resolution Mine threatens groundwater supply2023-08-03T20:44:05+00:00

Letters of Support for H.R. 1884 Save Oak Flat Act


Terry Rambler said he strongly supports Congressional testimony provided today by tribal leaders to protect the sacred western Apache site Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, also known as Oak Flat, from destruction by the proposed Resolution Copper Mine. “Today’s testimony clearly demonstrates that it is not only the San Carlos Apache Tribe opposed to this horrific plan that would destroy a location that is the heart of our cultural and spiritual beliefs, but that tribal nations from across Arizona and the U.S. are united in stopping this mine,” Rambler said. Leaders of the Inter Tribal Association of Arizona and the National Congress of American [...]

Letters of Support for H.R. 1884 Save Oak Flat Act2023-08-03T20:43:54+00:00

Op-Ed: Save Oak Flat Act Protects American Indian Cultural and Religious Resources


By Terry Rambler, Chairman Congress now has a historic opportunity to protect American Indian cultural and religious resources and prevent destructive economic development by enacting the Save Oak Flat Act currently included in the House version of the pending budget reconciliation legislation. The Save Oak Flat Act (SOFA) would protect a 2,422-acre site known as Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, also called Oak Flat, the foundation of traditional Western Apache culture and religion. The sacred land is in a rare grove of Emory Oaks nestled within a riparian niche surrounded by spiraling rock formations on the Tonto National Forest about 60 miles east of [...]

Op-Ed: Save Oak Flat Act Protects American Indian Cultural and Religious Resources2023-08-03T20:44:30+00:00

AZ poll shows overwhelming opposition to proposed Resolution Copper Mine


Nearly 75 percent of Arizona likely voters oppose the construction of the proposed Resolution Copper Mine that would destroy Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, a sacred Western Apache site also known as Oak Flat located on the Tonto National Forest east of Phoenix, according to a statewide public opinion poll released today. “This survey shows there is overwhelming support from Arizona voters across the political spectrum for Congress to protect Chí’chil Biłdagoteel from certain destruction if the current plans for the Resolution Mine are allowed to move forward,” says Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe. The poll was released as Congress considers the [...]

AZ poll shows overwhelming opposition to proposed Resolution Copper Mine2023-08-03T20:44:43+00:00

Forest Open for Wood Harvesting


The Office of the Chairman announced today that the Tribe's Forestry Resources Department has determined the forest roads as "dry" enough to allow tribal member home-use and resale fire wood harvesting in the northern areas of the Forest located on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. The re-opening of the forest shall include areas above the Nantac Rim, including Hilltop, Point of Pines, and Malay Gap Forest Management Units. Due to existing soil moisture content, you must stay on the main dirt roads to avoid getting stuck in the mud off road, which will be at your own risk and cost. Please [...]

Forest Open for Wood Harvesting2021-09-10T15:44:42+00:00

Labor Day Holiday


According to the SCAT Human Resources Manual, under Employee Benefits, Section 1002 “Holidays”, the Tribe will observe Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 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 using hand sanitizer. Click here to download the PDF of this memo: Memo - Labor Day 2021Download

Labor Day Holiday2023-08-03T20:44:54+00:00

Tribe Announces Online Sports Betting License Partnership with WynnBET


The San Carlos Apache Tribe announced that it has secured an online sports betting (also known as event wagering) license in partnership with WynnBET, the premier sports betting app from the global leader in luxury hospitality. Players in Arizona can begin pre-registering and depositing on Saturday with the state scheduled to go live on Thursday, Sept. 9. Terry Rambler, Chairman of the Tribe, said, “Through the Tribe’s partnership with WynnBET, we can now take gaming entertainment to a new, most exciting level, and into the 21st Century. More than that, sports betting will expand revenues, and, in doing so, the Tribe [...]

Tribe Announces Online Sports Betting License Partnership with WynnBET2023-08-03T20:45:08+00:00

Tribe Mandates COVID Vaccinations for All Employees


Please be advised that pursuant to Resolution No. AU-21-121, the Council has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees of the Tribe’s government and subsidiary enterprises within 45 days, or by September 25, 2021, as a condition of employment. This action was taken upon recommendation of the Tribe’s Emergency Response Commission as a response to the substantial increase in infections, including the presence of the variants, which are more infectious and deadly. Some 1,017 members of the Tribe remain unvaccinated. In April, for about 20 days, we had 0 cases. According to our epidemiologists, since June, there have been 132 cases, for [...]

Tribe Mandates COVID Vaccinations for All Employees2023-08-03T20:45:17+00:00

Healthcare Corporation Purchases Dream Manor Inn of Globe, AZ


Today, the San Carlos Apache Tribe announced the acquisition of the Dream Manor Inn of Globe, Arizona. The purchase of Dream Manor Inn was made by the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation (“SCAHC”), a subsidiary enterprise of the Tribe, known in Apache as Izee’ Baa Gowąh (to heal, serve and empower the N’dee, the Apache people). Chairman Terry Rambler said, “This is a truly historic investment – the first time the Tribe has ever purchased property and a major business outside our Reservation. For quite some time, the Tribe has been the largest employer in the region, now with over 2,500 [...]

Healthcare Corporation Purchases Dream Manor Inn of Globe, AZ2021-07-30T16:11:05+00:00

Recreational Areas Now Open to the Public


The San Carlos Tribal Council, under the authority of the Tribal Constitution, Article V, Section 1, (f), opens all recreational areas to the public. Monsoon moisture over the past few weeks has reduced the risk of fire danger. High humidity has increased moisture of dead fuels, rainfall has been spotty, however, Level 2 Fire Restrictions are still in effect. The following acts are prohibited on San Carlos Apache Tribal lands until further notice: Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, including charcoal and briquettes. Liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves may be used in an area that is barren [...]

Recreational Areas Now Open to the Public2021-07-12T17:03:49+00:00
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