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Defend Sacred Sites: No Toxic Dump or Border Wall on O'odham Land
6 years ago
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Title: Defend Sacred Sites: No Toxic Dump or Border Wall on O'odham Land START DATE: Wednesday May 06 TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location Details: Coordinated action to defend Tohono O'odham Sacred Site in SF, Arizona, and Mexico
Protest May 3 San Francisco
Gather in front of the Mexican Consulate @ 3pm (532 Folsom st.) to march to EPA Event Type: Protest PROTESTS TAKING PLACE IN SAN FRANCICSO, PHOENIX, TUCSON AND SONORA, MEXICO!

The Mexican government and a company called CEGIR/Centro de Gestion Integral de Residuos S.A. want to build a hazardous waste dump in O’odham territory, near the sacred site and village of Quitovac. The US EPA has failed to speak out to protect the O’odham who are US Citizens who would be affected by this dump. The proposed dump would desecrate the sacred ceremonial site of Quitovac and devastate the culture, traditions, sacred sites and spiritual well-being of the O’odham Indigenous peoples in both Mexico and the U.S. The dump would also expose children and nearby communities to dangerous toxins released to the land, air, and water, and could contaminate the underground well water the communities depend on.