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30 Minutes- Southern Border Indigenous People's Round Table
Southern Border Indigenous People's Round Table with Jose Matus and Sarah Gonzales (22:29) 2010-11-21
30 Minutes- Southern Border Indigenous People's Round Table
Speakers discuss the impact of border policies on indigenous peoples. Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras convened the Southern Border Indigenous People's Round Table Symposium at the YWCA Frances McClelland Leadership Center in Tucson, Arizona last week. Indigenous people have lived in this region prior to the establishment of the United States or Mexico. Since 1990, and even more so since September 11, 2001, indigenous people say they have faced increasingly restrictive border policies, militarization of the border, heavy migrant and undocumented traffic, and environmental destruction of indigenous borderlands, ceremonial grounds and sacred sites.

Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras formed in 1997 to be an international voice for traditional southern borderland indigenous people. They seek to ease border crossings for all indigenous peoples residing in Mexico to attend ceremonies, social events and to visit family.

Speakers on this edition of 30 Minutes include: Jose Matus of Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras and YWCA Racial Justice Director Sarah Gonzales.

A complete video and audio archive of the symposium is available at Earthcycles.net, and more reporting is available at Censored News.