END OF THE GAME: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BRINGING DOWN APARTHEID WALLArizona 14 Nov 2007 18:07 GMT
SAN XAVIER, TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION (Arizona) --Mohawks were among 19 Indian Nations at the Indigenous Peoples' Border Summit of the Americas 2007. The four-day summit concluded Saturday with a challenge from Mike Wilson, Tohono O'odham who puts out water for migrants. Lenny Foster, Dine', spoke on Native inmates' ceremonial rights and freedom for Leonard Peltier. Petuuche Gilbert, Acoma Pueblo, shared insights into law and the border, with the summit culminating in a Blackfire resistance concert.
Mike Wilson, Tohono O'odham, said it is important to dispel the romantic myth of sovereignty. "We have no sovereignty. We only have the sovereignty that the US Congress allows us that day."
Wilson said if the Tohono O'odham Nation was truly a sovereign nation, it would not have an occupying army and unchecked police power on its land, including the Border Patrol, National Guard and Immigration and Customs agents... (click here to read the rest of the article)