Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 25, 2023

Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas: Solidarity for Palestine

Ofelia Rivas. Photo by Jason Jaaks

While human rights defenders are shutting down Elbit Systems, the Israeli weapons maker, around the world in the UK, US and Australia, Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, living with the desecration and surveillance of Elbit's spy towers on the Tohono O'odham Nation, voices solidarity with Palestine.

By Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham
Censored News

Cultural desecration of burial places and holy places is Elbit Systems in O’odham lands. We live under surveillance and military presence along the US/MX border, United States homeland security.

Recent action by the Arizona prosecutor to call the killing of Raymond Mattia a justified ‘clean shot’ without justice for his children and family and community. All the innocent lives killed, raped, molested and imprisoned by the heavily armed military called the border patrol continues without justice.

The genocide of a culture in the Gaza Strip was promoted by war criminals -- the  United States government.

International bodies created and enacted to protect all life must be held accountable by the people.

Solidarity for Palestine and all Life

Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, has spent her life battling the US Border Patrol, and fighting for human rights, locally and internationally. She testified on the militarization of her homeland before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica and is the longtime founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall. Ofelia's website, O'odham Rights, is

No comments: