Trump's border wall will split Native American lands in half

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Trump's border wall will split Native American lands in half

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:33 am



SAN MIGUEL, Ariz. — The phone calls started almost as soon as President Trump signed his executive order, making official his pledge to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico.

Verlon M. Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose reservation extends along 62 miles of the border, heard from people he knew and those he had never heard of. All of them were outraged and offered to throw their bodies, Standing Rock-style, in the way of any construction that would separate the tribe’s people on the north side of the border and the south side, where they live in six villages within the boundaries of the group’s ancestral lands.

“If someone came into your house and built a wall in your living room, tell me, how would you feel about that?” Mr. Jose asked in an interview last week. He spread his arms, as if embracing the ground that stretched before him, a rugged expanse of crackled dirt speckled in saguaros, and said, “This is our home.”

Mr. Trump’s plan to build a 1,954-mile wall from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico will have to overcome the fury of political opponents and numerous financial, logistical and physical obstacles, like towering mountain ranges.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/border-wall-tribe.html

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:41 am



Par for the course...

Yet more "collateral damage" from the Dumpster's Anti-America policies..

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:50 pm

Tohono O'odham reservation is just east of Tucson, and involves the southern border of Arizona that has the dogleg all the way to Yuma. Otherwise known as the Popago Indians, it's one of many Native America reservations that will be split in Arizona alone.

But this is a white-nationalist administration, and not likely to care about Native American rights.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:15 pm

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Thin edge of the wedge...

Indian rights, environmental protections, workers' conditions, freedom of expression, human rights, community safeguards, education, healthcare, welfare..

The Trump administration has been loaded with corporatists, pillagers and exploiters --  the very people opposed to anything that is good and proper, fair or decent.        pale

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:39 pm

Interesting, too, that they focus their claims at immigration, as the rights they are trampling on are those of the original natives.

Yet another indication that their nationalism is just thinly-veiled politics.  Hispanics are rapidly becoming the largest single population in America, and Hispanics are decidedly against Republicans as they have seen how biased against people of color Republicans are.

Incidentally Europe, this is how conservative America perpetuates racism.  If it isn't go back to Africa, it's you're not welcome here like we were!

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Post by Angry Andy on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:33 pm

Is the Mexico wall a whole bunch different to the Berlin wall?.
That was built by an oppresive , one party state against the wishes of the local populace.
If built, it will be pulled down within 2 years of its completion.
Another waste of taxpayers money.

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Post by eddie on Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:14 pm

It's one of the most horrible things I've ever heard of. Truly. Build a wall to keep certain humans from other humans...like they're animals?
It's just horrid.

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