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American Indians Fear U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Will Destroy Ancient Culture

posted on June 13, 2018

Reuters’ Ellen Wulfhorst reports that American Indian tribes along the U.S.-Mexico border are resisting President Trump’s proposed border wall. For the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Indians, the water of the Rio Grande is sacred and a wall would sever access to it. “When people are cut off from their land, from their sacred lands and their ceremonies, the culture dies. Their spiritual vitality is weakened,” says Christopher McLeod, director of Sacred Lands Film Project. “A border and a wall are not just symbols. They’re very physical insults.”

Read at Reuters