No More Colonial Borders

This piece is inspired by non-Native efforts to maintain a border on lands that are not theirs. Movement across Turtle Island has been occurring since before the Europeans arrived. Although people in support of fortifying the border focus on Latine immigrants, these efforts also harm tribes whose land the border cuts through. These tribes include the Kickapoo, Cocopah, Tohono O’odham, and Kumeyaay. Additionally, the border separates Yaquis that fled north to escape violence and genocide efforts from their homeland in the Mexican state of Sonora. Settler governments have no right to be polluting rivers with their bladed buoys or constructing walls that never existed here. I would also like to recognize Indigenous peoples in the north, like the Anishinaabe, that are fragmented by the US-Canada border.

Art by Tommy Correa

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