Monday, October 29, 2012

VIDEO O'odham Ofelia Rivas on Comca'ac (Seri) land

O'odham Ofelia Rivas with Comca'ac (Seri) friend on
Comca'ac land. Photo Brenda Norrell.

O'odham Ofelia Rivas at the Comca'ac (Seri) sea
Video interview by Brenda Norrell, Censored News
Sonora, Mexico Parts I and II

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"The sea gives us our strength to be who we are, Indigenous Peoples living on the land," said O'odham Ofelia Rivas, speaking on Comca'ac (Seri) land during the Indigenous gathering of spiritual guides in Sonora, Mexico. It was the same day that Comca'ac reclaimed their ancestral land nearby at Kino Bay, south of the Arizona border at the Comca'ac's sea, known as the Gulf of California.
Below: Video interview by Brenda Norrell, Censored News.

Censored News coverage of the Reunion of Spiritual Guides in Sonora
and Comca’ac (Seri) reclaiming land

Video interview: O’odham Ofelia Rivas on Comca’ac land, at the sea
Video Espanol/Spanish/ Guarjios battle dam and relocation
Sonora’s Indigenous unite to protect Mother Earth
Photo Comca’ac (Seri) reclaim ancestral land near Kino Bay, Sonora
SPANISH Video interview Guarijios battle dam and relocation in Sonora, Mexico
Photos of today's Indigenous Gathering of Spiritual Guides in Sonora
Yaqui battle theft of Rio Yaqui water
Traditional O'odham leaders support Guarijio fighting dam
Seri honored as Pillars of the World
Alejandro summarizes gathering of Indigenous spiritual leaders


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