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NATIONAL TELEPHONIC PRESS CONFERENCE–LIPAN APACHE WOMEN DEFENSE DELIVER LETTER TO OBAMA-TRANSITION TEAM

PRESS CONFERENCE PANEL: Dr. Eloisa Garcia TamezMargo TamezDiana Valenzuela (Jumano-Apache)Daniel Castro Romero, Jr. (Lipan Apache)Jose Matus (Yaqui)Michael Paul Hill (Chiricahua Apache)Chris Scherer, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional LawDenise Gilman, University of Texas Law Working Group–Texas-Mexico Border WallJeff Wilson,University of Texas Law Working Group–Texas-Mexico Border WallArnoldo Garcia, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Continue reading

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YES, YOU CAN JOIN EFFORTS TO PRIORITIZE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES & PRINCIPLES! SIGN-ON OUR LETTER TO PRES.-ELECT OBAMA

EMAIL MARGO TAMEZ AT sumalhepa.nde.defense@gmail.com to join! SIGNATORIES on LETTER TO PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMAINTERIOR DEPARTMENT TRANSITION TEAMROBERT ANDERSON–CO-CHAIR Dr. Eloisa García Támez, Lipan Apache, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Texas Brownsville and Texas Southmost College; Co-Founder Lipan Apache Women Defense, El Calaboz Ranchería, TXMargo Tamez, Lipan Apache, Jumano-Apache, Co-Founder Lipan Apache Women Defense, WA; … Continue reading

clan mother tribal law / El Calaboz / Indigenous people / indigenous people at international borders / Lipan Apache / lipan apache women defense / U.S.-Mexico border

Letter to Robert Anderson, Interior Department Transition Team Co-Chair, from Lipan Apache Women Defense

Professor Robert AndersonCo-Chair, Interior Department Transition TeamDirector University of Washington School of LawNative American Law Center Cc: Keith Harper Team Lead, Interior Department Transition TeamKilpatrick Stockton LLPSuite 900607 14th Street, NWWashington, DC 20005-2018 Dagotee’ Robert Anderson, At this time, on behalf of my mother, Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez, Indigenous peoples, and impacted land owners of … Continue reading

border fence / border wall / clan mother tribal law / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / justice / lipan apache women defense / Lower Rio Grande Valley / margo tamez

All We Need … A Few Sparks…

Texas landowners win small victory on border fence By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer © 2008 The Associated PressDec. 18, 2008, 6:24PM McALLEN, Texas — Dozens of South Texas landowners whose land is being condemned for the border fence scored a victory when a federal judge ordered that juries will decide the value of their … Continue reading

El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / indigenous women's law / lipan apache women defense / Lower Rio Grande / margo tamez / michael paul hill / obama transition team / Part1

Get Ready, Get Set… Nde’ Cultural Survival in the Lower Rio Grande

El Calaboz, Lower Rio Grande Valley, TXDecember 18, 2009A year ago… the hostile enforcement policies of the US DHS/Secure Border Initiative against ancient border communities came to the foreground in landmark struggles on the Texas-Mexico border. The construction of the border wall through the middle of ancient, Rio Grande communities, forced Eloisa Garcia Tamez, (Lipan … Continue reading

El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / indigenous families / indigenous people at international borders / indigenous women's law / indigneous rights / margo tamez

Today, December 12, 2008 Is Our One Year Anniversary

On December 11, 2007, my mother Eloisa Garcia Tamez, called me to tell me that she had received a vision, an answer to her prayers for help from the Holy Mother to stop the construction of the border wall and the United States use of colonial instruments to steal Indigenous lands and to quash Indigenous … Continue reading

border wall / cultural rights / human rights / indigenous families / indigenous women's law / indigneous rights / Lower Rio Grande Valley / Militarization / Nde' Cultural Survival / U.S.-Mexico border

More Soldiers (Troops) On the Ground Is a Threat to Nde’ Way of Life

(Photo: PBS) (Film still: Kieren Fitzgerald) (Photo: Margo Tamez) (Photo: Austin American Statesman) Yuma, Arizona News Reveals Suspicion, Napolitano Could Send More Troops to Border Indigneous Nde’ people of the Lower Rio Grande Valley are threatened by increased militarization of our home communities, rancherias, farmlands, stock areas, water, riparian wetlands, and sacred sites. Nde’ and … Continue reading