Anti-immigration bills such as SB 1070 rest on the “securing” of the borders in order to manage the flow of migration. This securing includes and is not limited to a physical wall to be made on Indigenous land (Tohono O’odham/Lipan Apache to name a few). The state’s power to waive pre-existing laws (such as NEPA, NAGPRA) in the name of security, directly attacks Indigenous autonomy/sovereignty. The “political” solution will bring forced removal and relocation of the many Indigenous nations that span “their” borders by means of a reinforced physical barrier. In addition, the peoples who will be primarily targeted for racial profiling will be Indigenous peoples on both sides of the U.S/Mexico border. The passage of HB 2281 further contributes to the cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples by criminalizing the histories of Indigenous peoples in our own lands within the Arizona public school system. The immigration struggle is also an Indigenous struggle.
US Immigration Court
160 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1584
11am – 1pm.
For those attending the NAISA conference, please gather in the lobby of Westin at 10:15am.
For more information on the protest, contact:
NAISA members: contact Mishuana Goeman, Southern California Native Feminist Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support the following Indigenous groups organizing against SB 1070:
O’odham Solidarity Against Borders Collective
Lipan Apache Women’s Defense http://lipanapachecommunitydefense.blogspot.com/
O’odham Voices Against the Wall,
Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto