condemnation / consultation / El Calaboz / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / possession / temporary restraining order / TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER WALL

UPDATE: TAMEZ & BENAVIDEZ CASE & DOCUMENTS

Your support is very important to the critical examination of the U.S. law system as it pertains to indigenous peoples whose customary and traditional lands are within the U.S. political boundaries, and at U.S. international borders. Thanks to all who have been holding vigils for the Benavidez and Tamez extended clans on the El Calaboz … Continue reading

border fence / border security / border wall / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / indigenous people at international borders / Judge Hanen / margo tamez / Peter Schey

"THE UNITED STATES TAKES THE LAND, BUT THEY WILL NOT TAKE MY VOICE" –Eloisa Garcia Tamez

US seizes Tamez/Lipan Apache lands on the Texas-Mexico border for border wallBy Brenda NorrellEL CALABOZ, Texas — With the hope of change evaporating during the Obama Administration, a federal judge ruled that Homeland Security can seize the Tamez family land. After a court battle, with an alert to the international community, the Tamez family said … Continue reading

condemnation / El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / Indigenous people / Judge Hanen / Lipan Apache / Lower Rio Grande / Native American land struggles / possession / south Texas

Judge Hanen Orders Condemnation and Possession of Indigenous Lands; Tamez Family Continues Fight for Lands & Ancestral Sites

“I am captive in my own land,” Eloisa Tamez tells audience of researchers, scholars and indigenous peoples at Western Social Sciences Association 51st Annual Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 16, 2009. Eloisa Tamez, at the Albuquerque Peace & Justice Center, hours after hearing the news that the U.S. (Obama Administration) will take possession of … Continue reading