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Dawn Rocha of the Hualapai-Yavapai-Apache Tribe and LeRoy Shingoitewa of the Hopi Tribe head out to document a cultural site south of Globe. Their work is funded by Resolution Copper, which is in the permitting process to open a huge mine near Superior. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)

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Native American hopes to protect ancestral sites from multibillion dollar copper mine

LeRoy Shingoitewa dug his hiking boots into loose gravel and sand, watching the early November morning sunlight slowly spread across shrubby hills and rocky valleys near the proposed site of an enormous copper mine.