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

border wall / Jewish Feminism / margo tamez / Peter Schey / Uncategorized

Notes on Border Walls and Cultural Exchange: From conversations with Wendy Kenin – by Clare Kinberg, Editor, Bridges Journal, A Jewish Feminist Journal

Attached article:   Interesting perspective on the inter-cultural between Jewish and Native American, via borders, walls, militarism, forced removals, genocide.  Also interesting comparative analysis of 'historical trauma', 'historical memory' and Michael Chertoff, Peter Schey, and indigenous women of the Mexico-U.S. border…  Note:  error!  There are two federally recognized tribes in Texas.  The Kickapoo and Tiguas … Continue reading

collective land rights / condemnation / Declaration of Taking Act / El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / eminent domain / indigenous women's law / land grant law / law suit / Lipan Apache / Peter Schey

Eloisa Garcia Tamez & Peter Schey, Federal Court, February 7 2008, Brownsville, Texas

Indigenous women’s sensibility of collective versus ‘individual’ is an ongoing educational campaign in the struggle of Lipan Apache women of El Calaboz, Lower Rio Grande, MX-US border region. Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez firmly positions indigneous women’s concepts of land, community, collectivity, ancestral relations to land as first people, and the obstacles that the United States … Continue reading