On the 22nd of July, Apache Stronghold rallied in front of the US Capitol to demand passage of HR-2811, the Save Oak Flat Act. This act would reverse the late-night addition of the "SouthEast Arizona Land Exchange" to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA). Three politicians instrumental in addding this totally unrelated rider to transfer sacred Apache land to Resolution Copper LLC for a destructive copper mine to the NDAA were singled out by name and presented as devils in a banner. They are Senators John McCain(R-AZ), Sen Jeff Flake(R-AZ), and Rep Ann Kirkpatrick(D-AZ).
Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick was singled out as a traitor, as she was raised on the White Mountain Apache Nation reservation and even learned to speak Apache. One of the speakers on stage spoke of celebrations when she was elected, now bitterly regretted as she speaks ill of tribal traditions and has thrown in her lot with Sen McCain to support Resolution Mining LLC's bid to mine copper on sacred Apache land.