Tohono O'odham

Angela Gervasi


The leader of the Tohono O’odham Nation denounced the use of tear gas on protesters near the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"The use of tear gas on O’odham and fellow American citizens exercising their sacred constitutional right to protest is utterly appalling, and not something that should be tolerated in our democracy,” Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said in a statement yesterday.



Authorities say a Tohono O’odham police officer was killed yesterday while trying to apprehend a suspect on tribal land near the tiny southern Arizona community of Why.

The tribal leader of southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham nation has told federal lawmakers about the pain his tribe feels about government officials blasting through land they consider sacred to build part of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.


Construction crews have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona to clear space for a new border wall system.

450 Miles Of Border Wall By Next Year? It Starts In Arizona

Sep 12, 2019
(AP Photo/Matt York)

President Trump and his administration have announced they plan on building between 450 and 500 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico by the end of next year—and the project is already underway in Yuma, Arizona.