In February, American Indian marched in opposition of 6-mile wall already under contract to be built this year near Mission, Texas
Published July 27, 2019
MCALLEN, Texas — Natives from across the U.S. are joining the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe in what is now known as Texas, in taking a stand against the U.S. government’s response to the migration of our relatives from the south.
Indigenous people on the American side of the imposed border have been subject to policies that have resulted in family separation, internment camps and detention at the hands of the federal government. Today, we say “No more!”
The current response to the mobility of Indigenous peoples who have been living, migrating and traveling on this continent for thousands of years is unacceptable. Immigration policies must be more humane and compassionate. We, the first people of this land, with inherent authority on immigration to the U.S., will gather to rally and call for an end to the practice of family separation, dismantling of detention facilities and stopping border wall construction.
Following the rally is a guided tour of the border community for members of congress and members of the press. It is led by tribal members who will share the impact immigration policies are having on their tribe and community.
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019, Rally 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Indigenous Border Tour for Members of Congress and Press 1:30 – 4 pm. *Please call ahead to RSVP to serve your seat.
WHERE: Ursula Detention Center 3700 W Ursula Ave, McAllen, TX 78503
WHO: The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe: The Estok Gna/Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas are the original people of the Rio Grande Delta. The tribe seeks to educate people about and protect their culture, territories and ways of life. The Native Voice Network was founded in response to the need for a national voice for Native American families and communities in local and national policy issues impacting Native communities. The network has over 30 organizational members from across the U.S.