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February 14, 2020

Ofelia Rivas and Michelle Cook: Surveillance and Border Wall Construction Violating Tohono O'odham Rights


Ofelia Rivas and Michelle Cook: Surveillance and Border Wall Construction Violating Tohono O'odham Rights
On ACT TV, Michelle Cook, Dine', and Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, describe how an O'odham burial place, sacred land and spring are being bulldozed and disturbed now in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona.
Border wall construction crews have destroyed human remains and have not notified the Tohono O'odham Nation government or the traditional O'odham leaders.
Plants and fish here exist nowhere else in the world.
On the Tohono O'odham Nation, Israel's Elbit Systems' spy tower construction has begun.
The rights of Tohono O'odham are being violated with surveillance, militarization and destruction.
Ofelia Rivas describes the militarization targeting Standing Rock Lakotas and Tohono O'odham. Michelle Cook describes the violations of Indigenous rights spanning both the Obama and Trump administrations.
Watch and listen below on ACT TV:

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