As 14 states and more than 130 cities across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of Columbus Day, DN goes to Arizona, where Indigenous communities are leading a resistance against the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall near a sacred spring inside the Organ Pipe National Monument.
The lives of Indigenous people along the border “have been so severely impacted by not only this border wall, but the complete militarization of our homelands due to this irrational fear of folks on the other side, which are our relatives,” says Nellie Jo David, an O’odham water and land defender.
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