Mario Luna, Vicam Yaqui water rights spokesman,
falsely imprisoned for one year in Sonora, Mexico, and recently released.
Vicam Yaqui Water Rights Forum, Sonora, Mexico
Photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News
INDIGENOUS AND PROUD - YAQUI NASUAREOS (YAQUI WARRIORS)
On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, the Rio Yaqui Community Forum will be at the Pascua Yaqui Nation Tribal Chambers, 7474 S Camino de Oeste from . Mario will share his experience of his incarceration, kovanaos will share their concerns and how they are dealing with community issues. They will share the victory court case concerning the water issue.
Join us. Come and meet Mario Luna Romero and participate in the Yaqui community forum. Come and listen to the Kovanaos - support our Yaqui Relatives from Sonora, Mexico.
We need volunteers to help out. -- Jose Matus
By Jose Matus, Yaqui
Indigenous Alliance Without Borders
TUCSON, Arizona -- Mario Luna Romero and the Rio Yaqui Traditional Leaders will be coming to Tucson to share, report and talk about their struggle for Yaqui Water Rights: The Vicam Water Blockade.
A struggle is currently being fought by the Yoeme Community and tribal leadership in Sonora, Mexico, where a blockade has been held by communities in Vicam, Rio Yaqui, Sonora, and Mexico since 2013.
Join us discuss the struggle of the Rio Yaqui community to protect their water rights and defend their way of life. Come and meet Mario Luna Romero and the Kovanao, come and show your support.
Help host the Yaqui delegation by contacting Jose Matus: firstname.lastname@example.org
For two years, traditional Vicam Yaqui in Sonora, Mexico, have blockaded the highway through their land to defend their water rights. Mexico built an aqueduct, the Independence Aqueduct, to steal their water from Rio Yaqui for the city of Hermosillo. On the highway, the buses and trucks, many bound from the US from the busy coastal agricultural region, were intermittently let pass after long delays.
Mexico responded by abducting, and illegally imprisoning for one year, two of the Vicam Yaqui water rights spokesmen, Mario Luna Romero and Fernando Jimenez Gutierrez. They were recently released. -- Censored News