Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 15, 2023

Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas: Legacy of Death in Palestine and by US Border Patrol Agents in U.S.

Ofelia Rivas stands with a picture of Ray Mattia, who was shot and killed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on May 18, 2023. The photo was taken during a protest in front of the Ajo Border Patrol Station in Why, Ariz., on May 27, 2023. (Allan Stein/The Epoch Times)

Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas: Legacy of Death in Palestine and by US Border Patrol Agents in U.S.

By Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, Censored News, November 15, 2023

How many more innocent people will die at the hands of the United States government in Palestine and on Tohono Oodham Nation lands.

The US Border Patrol armed military on Oodham lands has attempted to erase the Oodham culture by destroying sacred places including burial places, ancient communities and places of great cultural significance.

The sacred places are dug up, ancient properties stolen, hills and mountains and waterways altered greatly impacting communities. How many O'odham have died at the actions of the United States armed border patrols, they continue to destroy evidence of their inhumane actions and continue to cover up their actions with threatening weapons and surveillance of the O'odham.

How many more O'odham and people crossing the lands will die at their hands. The United States government levels of corrupt and discriminating system has condoned and supports these horrendous actions by their no justice for innocent people legacy.

The United States government system supports racial discrimination, supporting the  Border Patrol killings, rape and molestation, and inhumane treatment of the innocent.

Stop the death of innocent people, support Justice for Raymond Mattia.

Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, is the longtime founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall. She has spent her life battling the abuses of the U.S. Border Patrol on her homeland, the Tohono O'odham Nation. Ofelia has testified both at the United Nations and on the militarization of O'odham homelands before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica.

Ofelia Rivas' website is O'odham Rights

Copyright Ofelia Rivas. May not be used in any manner without written permission.

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