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Arizona students who were in Washington to lobby lawmakers to protect Oak Flat included, from right, Ma-sh-sk “MJ” Pidgeon, Aidan Parr and Kiana Beazley (Photo/Tori Gants/Cronkite News)

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Kiana Beazley, a Bear Clan member of the White Mountain Apache tribe, remembers the four days of ritual that celebrated her transition from girlhood to womanhood, surrounded by family and the presence of her ancestors on Indigenous land.

By By Tori Gantz, Cronkite News November 22, 2022