|O'odham shut down Route 2 at Quitovac, shown above. Photo copyright Jason Jaacks. Below: O'odham shut down the border crossing at Sonoyta/Lukeville in 2006 in their successful actions that halted a planned hazardous waste dump near their Ceremonial place of Quitovac, just south of the Arizona border. Ofelia Rivas, founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall, led the successful effort to halt the chemical waste dump. Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas.|
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Celebrating Victory: O'odham Shut Down Border and Halted Chemical Dump at Quitovac
By Brenda Norrell
Today we honor the victory of traditional O'odham who halted a hazardous waste dump near their Ceremonial place of Quitovac, on O'odham land in Sonora, just south of the Arizona border.