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Trump's Border Wall Builds Apprehension Across Tohono O'odham Nation


February 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.- President Donald Trump’s executive order to construct a border wall on the US-Mexico border has caused Tohono O’odham tribal members to become apprehensive about the future. “I’m completely opposed to the wall,” said Nellie Jo David, a Tohono O’odham law student at the University of Arizona. “Issues affecting our sovereignty are at stake—our sacred sites, ceremonies, relations with relatives, and respect for ancestors’ burial sites.”

David admits she is fearful of what may lie ahead, especially since the US-Mexico border fence already separates the O’odham.


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