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

"BACK TO THE WALL" / BOEING / border wall / El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / LIPAN APACHE people / lipan apache women / Melissa del Bosque / NAPOLITANO / south Texas / U.S. DHS

INDIGENOUS POLITICS FROM NATIVE NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND: INTERVIEW WITH MARGO TAMEZ

The interview is accessible here. Show #5Join host J. Kehaulani Kauanui for an interview with Margo Taméz (Lipan Apache and Jumano-Apache) co-founder of the Lipan Apache Women Defense/Strength – an Indigenous People’s Organization of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that was formed to protect sacred sites, burial grounds, archaeological resources, ecological bio-diversity, … Continue reading

condemnation / Equal Protection violation / evictions / Forced removals / human rights abuses / south Texas / structural violence / U.S. DHS

Evictions and Condemnations for the Poor and Brown, Special Status for Historical Slave Owner Property Owners

My mother, Eloisa Garcia Tamez,  is sending this message.  She does not have access to the internet in El Calaboz, and so sends this message to supporters.  I add my own comments at the end. Eloisa G. Tamez (EGT) Margo Tamez (MT)   (MT): Following up on the story this morning about the plantation owner … Continue reading

border wall / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / Equal Protection violation / human rights abuses / south Texas

Brownsville, Texas: Feds deliver domain notices

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/government_91307___article.html/lawsuits_cases.html — Feds deliver domain noticesComments 4 | Recommend 1 October 30, 2008 – 10:35 PMBy Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville HeraldMoving forward with its plans to construct a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, the federal government has filed land condemnation lawsuits involving nine Cameron County properties whose owners are unknown, deceased or unresponsive. … Continue reading

border wall / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / Inter-American Commission/Organization of American States / south Texas

Inter-American Commission press statement re: Texas-Mexico Border Wall

Dear friends:   We have just received great news that the Inter-American Commission's press release issued at the end of its period of sessions includes an explicit statement of concern about the Texas/Mexico border wall!     Here's the link to the press release–  (In English) http://www.iachr.org/Comunicados/English/2008/46.08eng.htm (In Spanish) http://www.cidh.org/Comunicados/Spanish/2008/46.08sp.htm It says: " During another hearing, the Commission … Continue reading

basque jews / El Calaboz / gun culture / indigenous women's law / lipan apache women / memorial lydia esparza garcia / nuevo santander / south Texas

Gun Culture–South Texas: Columbus’ Legacy of Violence & Indigenous People–October 12, 2008

On the Cavazos-Garcia land in El Calaboz Rancheria, the ground is frequently rifled with bullets and shotgun shells. One need not walk but a few feet from the levee to see the shells and casings in plain site. There are more of these along my mother’s land and her portion of the levee than on … Continue reading