Tohono O’odham: Border wall between US, Mexico won’t be built on our Arizona land

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The Tohono O’odham Nation will reportedly not allow a border wall between the United States and Mexico to be built on its lands in southern Arizona.

Tribal Vice Chairman Verlon Jose told KJZZ that their ancestral lands — the tribe’s reservation is split between the U.S. and Mexico and includes about 75 miles of international border — are more important to the community than politics.

“Over my dead body will a wall be built,” Jose said, describing some community members’ sentiments.

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