A measure selling the lands to a foreign mining company was slipped into a defense bill at the last minute.
Members of the San Carlos Apache Nation fight to save holy land they've used for generations.
Native Americans, particularly the Apache tribe in the area, say digging a massive mine under their ancestral lands will
Members of Congress complained that a deal to give sacred Native American forest land to Rio Tinto, a partner in mining with Iran, skirts the will of Congress.
Rio Tinto has pursued the deal for a decade, and it was apparently pushed into the NDAA largely thanks to Sen. John McCain
A BLM official was not immediately able to determine the status of that review, but agreed with Grijalva that if the land