"Erase the Border. Make Tohono O'odham citizenship part of comprehensive immigration reform."
Or tell a short story about the impact of the border on your community.
You can call the Erase the Border hotline at (520) 812-5840. Just follow the prompts to record your voice.
A petition of 0 voices to make Tohono O'odham citizenship part of comprehensive immigration reform
The 2008 border fence divides the community, prevents tribe members from receiving critical health services and subjects O'odham to racism and discrimination. All O'odham tribe members should have US citizenship.
By signing the petition, you support putting Tohono O'odham citizenship back on the table (it was shelved in 2001) as part of comprehensive immigration reform.
We will deliver your voices to legislators who have the power to erase the border. We will call their phone lines and play your voices. We will mail them CDs with your voices compiled. We will stage listening parties on their steps.
Download our 0 voices. We are open source. We want you to come up with creative ways to put these voices to work.
Remix them into a song, use them as a beat, host a listening party, call your legislator,
play the archive outside a detention center. Share your work with us and we'll feature it here.
Map of traditional O'odham lands by Forest Purnell based on information collected by George Barnett
New York Times article
In Drug War, Tribe Feels Invaded by Both Sides. By Erik Eckholm for the series War Without Borders. Above photo by Chris Hinkle for the New York Times.
We erased the border with our bodies and hands
Artists Ofelia Rivas and Catherine D'Ignazio worked with Tohono O'odham youth on a symbolic action to erase the border fence by
pressing and painting. This is a Zeega presentation - a multimedia presentation with sound and video that tells our story.