Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tohono O'odham Burial Remains Returned

Great news. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition over the summer demanding that the U.S. government return the burial remains of Tohono O'odham ancestors who had their eternal rest violated to make way for the Great Wall of America™.

From the mailbag:
Hello Everyone,

This e-mail is being sent out to you because you signed the "Return the Remains" petition a few months back to have O'odham remains that were dug up during construction of the U.S. Mexico Apartheid wall returned to their ancestors for traditional reburial.

I am very happy to inform you that the remains were returned, and have been given a traditional reburial by the ancestors of those who were dug up.

This just goes to show that sometimes, something as simple as signing a petition really can make a difference.

Thank you all so much!

Please click on the following link to read the statement of appreciation written by the Traditional Leaders of the O'odham Territory thanking you and everyone who signed the petition for helping them get their ancestors remains returned.

Statement of Appreciation
This desecration was unacceptable from the very beginning. My thoughts and prayers go out to the descendants of those buried who endured months of heartache and righteous outrage. You will always find solidarity here at this humble blog.

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