August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Radio: Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas on WGDR with Moccasin Tracks and Mother Cell Radio


Ofelia Rivas testifying at the Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights in Jamaica in May 2019
Photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News in Jamaica
Article by Brenda Norrell
Radio broadcast by WGDR, with Moccasin Tracks and Mother Cell Radio
Censored News

Listen to Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham who lives on the southern border, which begins with the words of John Trudell on reality :
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracks/episodes/2019-06-14T04_38_26-07_00

Ofelia Rivas testified at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in May to describe the militarization targeting Indigenous Peoples.
This militarization by police at Standing Rock and Homeland Security's Border Patrol at the border, continues today.
Ofelia describes how the U.S. Border Patrol targets O'odham on their own land on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
"Every time we walk out our door we are followed and interrogated," Ofelia said on the radio program.
Ofelia describes how the U.S. invasion has resulted in the ongoing efforts to destroy the O'odham culture, their way of life, and Ceremonies.