Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 16, 2010

Tucson: Indigenous Peoples Protest Against SB 1070 and HB 2281

TUCSON: Indigenous Peoples Protest Against SB 1070 and HB 2281
Indigenous Peoples Protest Againt SB 1070 and HB 2281
Date: Friday, May 21, 2010
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: US Immigration Court
Street: 160 North Stone Avenue
City/Town: Tucson, AZ
Anti-immigration bills such as SB 1070 rest on the "securing" of the borders in order to manage the flow of migration. This securing includes and is not limited to a physical wall to be made on Indigenous land (Tohono O'odham/Lipan Apache to name a few.) The state's power to waive pre-existing laws (such as NEPA, NAGPRA) in the name of security, directly attacks Indigenous autonomy/sovereignty. The "political" solution will bring forced removal and relocation of the many Indigenous nations that span "their" borders by means of a reinforced physical barrier. In addition, the peoples who will be primarily targeted for racial profiling will be Indigenous peoples on both sides of the U.S/Mexico border. The passage of HB 2281 further contributes to the cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples by criminalizing the histories of Indigenous peoples in our own lands within the Arizona public school system. The immigration struggle is also an Indigenous struggle.
For those attending the NAISA conference, please gather in the lobby of Westin at 10:15am.
For more information on the protest, contact:
Alex Soto, O’odham Solidarity Across Borders, 602-881-6027
Eric Hardy, Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto
NAISA members: contact Mishuana Goeman, Southern California Native Feminist Group, at
Support the following Indigenous groups organizing against SB 1070:
O’odham Solidarity Against Borders Collective
Táala Hooghan Infoshop
Lipan Apache Women’s Defense
O'odham Voices Against the Wall,
Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto

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