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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 24, 2007

The best seven minutes of 2007

By Brenda Norrell

The best seven minutes of 2007 came just after this photo was taken. I was driving a delegation of Mohawks, part of the Indigenous Border Summit of the Americas, back from the border wall under construction on Tohono O'odham land. In a flash, the delegation saw a group of Indigenous Peoples, who appeared to be Mayans from Mexico or Central America, under arrest by the US Border Patrol. The Mohawks rushed over, but before they could reach them, the US Border Patrol sped away with the people in the back. The Mohawks stood with their fists clenched and held high in solidarity.

1 comment:

Frogspond said...

Wow. Any word on what happened to the brothers and sisters who were arrested?