Saturday, November 21, 2009

500 years of domination - we're still standing

Down on "our" border between Arizona and Mexico, the O'odham say: This is still our land, even if it takes another 500 years to get it back from the Anglos and the Spanish/Mexicans.

O'odham: Surviving apartheid on the illegal border

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Ofelia Rivas said O’odham were never included in the dialogue determining the delineation of the US/Mexico border in the 1800s or the construction of the border wall.
“We were not at that table when they made that international border. We were not considered human,” she told the crowd of several hundred people.
During the event, the crowd enjoyed traditional O'odham tepary beans, baked squash and fry bread, cooked by Ramon and her family.
The event was a fundraiser for the O'odham Solidarity Project.
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