University still wants to fund reservation programs

The University of Arizona still wants to fund programs for the San Carlos Apache Tribe despite recent strains in their relationship over a controversial telescope project.

The school offered $120,000 in programs to the tribe. But the tribal council rejected the money. Some tribal members called it a bribe meant to silence their opposition to the telescopes.

The tribe and several others oppose the use of sacred Mount Graham for the observatory. They have been trying to pressure universities that have bought time and invested in the project to drop support.

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University still hopes to work with San Carlos Tribe (The Eastern Arizona Courier 4/28)

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