Tuesday, June 19, 2007

TON elders want respect for border burial grounds

Tohono O'odham elder and activist Ofelia Rivas on the border

ALI JEGK, TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION -- Traditional tribal elders report the remains of at least three people were disturbed in May during border barrier construction in this area southwest of Tucson.

Read the report, and sign their petition in support of proper respect and return of the remains.

UPDATE, 6/24: International media coverage from Reuters and Australia's Herald Sun, but no sign of this story yet in US corporate media.

1 comment:

Man Eegee said...

This makes me sick. Thanks for posting about it, I wasn't even aware of the desecration.