Support Lipan Apache Land Defenders
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Support Lipan Apache Land Defenders

Art by Melanie Cervantes The Lipan Apache (Nde’), the indigenous peoples of South Texas, are looking for your support in demanding the U.S. government to halt the development and militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in our autonomous homelands.   The Nde’ people recently hosted a gathering with our traditional chiefs, clan heads and allied activists … Continue reading

¿Qué Pasa?
border fence / border fence /wall / Border Patrol / border security / border wall

¿Qué Pasa?

While driving to the south side of the border wall to visit her ancestral land (under Aboriginal rights, title, conventions, and treaty), Eloisa Garcia Tamez accidentally stumbles upon a private meeting between government and private contractors. The topic: a massive security-prison and pass-code style ‘gate’ that will further impede Indigenous land-owners from full and unfettered … Continue reading

border wall / Dene / KOCH INDUSTRIES / Mexico / Nde of El Calaboz / Tar Sands / TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR / UNDRIP

A Key Destination of Tar Sands Oil?… Texas-Mexico Border. Do Tell.

After watching the full testimonies held at the U.S. State Department on the issue of whether the U.S. should permit TransCanada Corporation to construct and operate a pipeline for transporting lethal oil from the Alberta Tar Sands, situated in the Traditional Territory of the Dene, I am even more alarmed about deep knowledge gaps and … Continue reading

Apache people's human rights / border wall / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / Indigenous human rights / U.S. Social Forum 2010 / UNDRIP

LAW Defense Statement to the U.S. Social Forum

STATEMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER,LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER, EL CALABOZ RANCHERÍA,TO THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM (2010) REPRESENTATIVESGreetings!The Lipan Apache Women Defense (LAW-Defense), an Indigenous Peoples Organization (IPO), established in 2007, and a Texas-Mexico border human rights working group, co-founded by Eloisa Garcia Tamez and Margo Tamez, is located in the heartland of … Continue reading

border wall / Criminalizaton of Human Rights Defenders / DECLARATION ON RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES / Decolonization / Dispossession / LIPAN APACHE El Calaboz Rancheria / TEXAS / U.S. Social Forum

LIPAN APACHE EL CALABOZ LEADERS TO U.S. SOCIAL FORUM

STATEMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER,LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER, EL CALABOZ RANCHERÍA,TO THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM (2010) REPRESENTATIVES Greetings! The Lipan Apache Women Defense (LAW-Defense), an Indigenous Peoples Organization (IPO), established in 2007, and a Texas-Mexico border human rights working group, co-founded by Eloisa Garcia Tamez and Margo Tamez, is located in the … Continue reading

border wall / El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / Land-grants and Indigenous peoples / LIPAN APACHES / margo tamez / Tlaxcalteca heritage communities / transnational indigenous studies / women

Restoring Lipan Apache Women’s Laws, Lands, and Strength in El Calaboz Rancheria at the Texas-Mexico Border

Published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2010, vol. 35, no. 3, The University of Chicago.Comparative Perspectives Symposium: Indigenous Feminisms Abstract: Ndé gową goshjaa (Lipan Apache families or clan relations) produce a significant portion of indigenous alliances and resistances to imperialism, colonization, industrialization, and militarization in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in … Continue reading

border wall / El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / indigenous families / indigenous people at international borders / indigneous women / margo tamez / mega-projects / OBAMA ADMINISTRATION / U.S. DHS

Indigenous Elders Singled Out for New Round of Federal Condemnations on Texas-Mexico Border

January 5, 2010 Contacts:Eloisa García Támez: Eloisa.Tamez1@gmail.comMargo Tamez, sumalhepa.nde.defense@gmail.com For Immediate Release Lipan Apaches, Támez-Benavidez Stronghold on Texas-Mexico BorderSingled Out for New Round of Federal Condemnations Feds Want More Land to Put ‘Holes’ in Border Wall for Commercial Users: Native American & Traditional Peoples’ Lands Targeted for Surveys Recently, a communication from a spokesperson from … Continue reading