Global Indigenous Women's Caucus / lipan apache women defense / margo tamez / SYLVIA ESCARCEGA / UNPFII 8TH SESSION


These documents (INTERVENTIONS) of the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus (GIWC) are provided here to support the future work of Indigenous Women, Apache women, Apachean Peoples and Communities, Indigenous Peoples, and transborder-transnational communication and support work. LAW-DEFENSE hopes that these can support the important work of Indigenous Peoples in the on-going efforts to protect cultures, environments, … 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


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

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

condemnation / Declaration of Taking Act / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / eminent domain / film / lipan apache women / Lower Rio Grande / margo tamez / resistance / The Border Wall / Wayne Ewing

THE BORDER WALL, A film by Wayne Ewing Premiering in Brownsville, Texas

Border Fence Documentary to be Shown This Week At Two Locations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Details Date?: Thursday 12/4/8 Where?: Galleria 409 ( 409 E. 13th St. ) in Brownsville Time?: 6 pm Date?:Friday 12/5/8 Where?: South Texas College mid- Valley campus in Weslaco, (Auditorium, Bldg G190) Tiime?: 6pm Continue reading

margo tamez / Settler Wars Cameron County 1910-1916 / U.S. Army Corps Illegal levee 1935

Nde’ Mothers’ Voices Against the Wall ~~ A Prayer

(These photos are from the Naiiees Ceremony. Tamez Family and Nde’ Photos and are Not for Distribution Without Express Consent from the Family Members, Thank you!). Dear Friends;I send you all a prayer and a wish for your unending grace, growth, empowerment, loving paths, kindnesses, and safety today. I suddenly felt a huge wave of … Continue reading