Meet the Apache Activists Opening for Neil Young

A country crossing caravan of activists are on tour with Neil Young this summer.
Known as the Apache Stronghold, the group consists of San Carlos Apache tribe members from Arizona.
Though they aren't a musical troupe, Young had has them open his shows sharing stories of their culture including their prayer songs.
Nizhoni Pike and her friend had the best seats last week during Young's New Jersey show.
Even better than the front row, the pair took to the stage and opened for the aged rocker.
Pike said of the experience, "It's been pretty awesome to be up on stage and look out and see so many people supporting us."
She and the Stronghold have also protested developing a stretch of canyon known as Oak Flat within the Tonto National Forest.
An hour east of Phoenix, the young Apache women have celebrated coming-of-age ceremonies there for generations.
Pike added, "I became a woman at Oak Flat, I had my sunrise dance there."



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