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Tohono O’odham Nation Vows to Fight Trump’s Border Wall

HeadlineNov 17, 2016

In Arizona, the Tohono O’odham Nation has said it will fight Trump’s plan to build a wall across the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Native American reservation spans 75 miles of the border, and the Tohono O’odham’s ancestral lands extend across both Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. This is Tohono O’odham Nation Vice Chairman Verlon Jose.

Verlon Jose: “Over my dead body will a wall be built. I don’t wish to die, but I wish to work together with people so we can truly protect the homeland of this place they call the United States of America, not only for my people, not only for our Tohono O’odham Nation members, but for the American people.”

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