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Mohawk and Tohono O'odham Solidarity: Celebrating the Beginning of Censored News



Photo by Brenda Norrell

In celebration of beginning our 14th year at Censored News, we share with you our first article. Censored News was created the day I was terminated at Indian Country Today. On this day I was on my way to the Indigenous Peoples Border Summit to cover it, at San Xavier, on the Tohono O'odham Nation. With no place to publish the article, I created Censored News. Today, Censored News is a collective, with no ads, grants or revenues.

Mohawks in solidarity with Tohono O’odham at border summit

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News 2006

SAN XAVIER DISTRICT, TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION -- Indigenous  Peoples at the Border Summit of the Americas opposed a border fence that will separate Indian communities in their ancestral territories and contribute to the Bush administration’s plan for corporate profiteering.

Without compromise, Indigenous called for a halt to the militarization, oppression and psychological terrorism created by the military-industrial complex along the US/Mexico border.