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30 Minutes- Dr. Julian Kunnie on De-Occupy O'Odham Lands
Dr. Julian Kunnie- De-Occupy O'odham Lands(33:28) 2012-01-22 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Dr. Julian Kunnie on De-Occupy O'Odham Lands
Everybody is talking about the Occupy Movement, but few speak about De-Occupying Indigenous Lands. In December, 2011 O'odham VOICE Against the WALL and the Dry River Collective held an event called "De-Occupy O'odham Lands!" - a reminder that O'Odham remain on only a third of their original lands and remain in resistance to the what they say is an illegal occupation of O'odham lands by the United States and Mexico. Since 2003, O'odham voice against the wall has has organized and advocated for the traditional O'odham leaders and O'odham communities.

Professor of Religious Studies/Classics at the University of Arizona Dr. Julian Kunnie was one of the speakers at this event. This is an excerpt of the conclusion of his talk. Dr. Kunnie's books include Indigenous Wisdom and Power: Affirming our Knowledge Through Narratives (2006), Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives (2000), and Models of Black Theology; Issues of Class, Culture, and Gender (1994). His forthcoming book is Globalization and Its Victims: Wars Against the Earth and the Impoverished of the World (Rowman &Littefield). He is currently working on a prison research project that interrogates issues of race, class, and gender and is geared toward preventing the incarceration of youth, particularly those of color, entitled Enchained Humanity: A Comparative Study of the Infliction of Incarceration on Persons in United States and South African Prisons.