August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, September 14, 2020

O'odham Ofelia Rivas -- Over 35 Years of Human Rights Work on O'odham Land

Ofelia Rivas delivering testimony on border militarization before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica. Photo by Brenda Norrell.

Ofelia Rivas is the founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall and delivering food to O'odham on the south side of the border during the pandemic.

O'odham Voice Against the Wall
By Censored News
O'odham Solidarity Website
French translation by Christine Prat

In May 2002, Ofelia Rivas raised her own funds to attend the first and four consecutive forums of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues in New York City, New York to document and present human rights violations in O'odham communities along the United States/Mexico border.