Tucson, AZ: Indigenous Peoples Protest SB1070 & HB2281
Friday, 5/21 from 11am â€“ 1pm
At US Immigration Court – 160 North Stone Avenue – Tucson, AZ 85701-1584
More info: http://oodhamsolidarity.blogspot.com
Flagstaff Protest: March Against SB1070, Repeal All Anti-Immigrant Laws
Saturday, 5/22 at 3:00PM – Meet at Flagstaff City Hall
Anti-immigration bills such as SB 1070 rest on the â€œsecuringâ€ of the borders in order to manage the flow of migration. This securing includes and is not limited to a physical wall to be made on Indigenous land (Tohono Oâ€™odham/Lipan Apache to name a few). The stateâ€™s power to waive pre-existing laws (such as NEPA, NAGPRA) in the name of security, directly attacks Indigenous autonomy/sovereignty. The â€œpoliticalâ€ solution will bring forced removal and relocation of the many Indigenous nations that span â€œtheirâ€ borders by means of a reinforced physical barrier. In addition, the peoples who will be primarily targeted for racial profiling will be Indigenous peoples on both sides of the U.S/Mexico border. The passage of HB 2281 further contributes to the cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples by criminalizing the histories of Indigenous peoples in our own lands within the Arizona public school system. The immigration struggle is also an Indigenous struggle.