American Indian Airwaves: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
"Cleaving Human Rights: Militarization of Indigenous Nations and the United States Apartheid System"
Margo Tamez (Lipan and Jumano Apache Nations) and Teresa Leal (Opata Mayo Nation) join us for the hour to provide an update on the continued militarization of the U.S.-Texas/Mexico border whereby on December 7th, 2007, the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) served indigenous peoples and their respective First Nations residing along the U.S.-Texas/Mexico border a 30-day notice to voluntarily allow US surveyors onto their homelands to assess the possibility of "purchasing" lands by forced relocation. The Department of Homeland Security wants to build 370 miles of security, border fencing and 300 miles of vehicle barriers by the end of this year, and Michael Chertoff, head of DHS has publicly stated that the DHS will take whatever lands it deems necessary through the power of eminent domain.
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