Testimony of Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, for the House Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Homeland Security

My name is Gary Paul Nabhan and I am an Ecumenical Franciscan Brother who has lived and worked on the U.S./Mexico border as a seasonal park ranger, farmer, conservational biologist and facilitator of interfaith and intertribal gatherings since 1978. I live now live in Patagonia, Arizona 18 miles from the...

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Indigenous group reaffirms importance of Quitobaquito Springs amid border wall construction

Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirmed the modern relevancy of a sacred site in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument impacted by border wall construction. A group of Tohono O'odham, Hia C-ed O'odham, Pascua Yaqui and their non-Indigenous allies gathered, Sunday, March 8, beside the pond fed by Quitobaquito Springs...

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Tohono O’odham historic sites at risk as border wall construction advances in Arizona

The leader of the Tohono O’odham Nation is once again vowing to fight against the construction of new border fencing along their ancestral lands in southwestern Arizona, as works crews encroach sites of historical and cultural significance to the O’odham people. Some of the key locations include an ancient burial site located in the...

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