Monday, December 10, 2007

Homeland Security to Seize Apache Lands

Chertoff Announces Occupation of Land Title Holders Refusing to Sign NSA

Ahi'i'e for all your wonderful outpouring of support to our elders of El
Calaboz. We need your help on our continuing efforts to protect and keep safe
the elders of our struggle against U.S. tyranny.Today we have serious news to share and to update on the situation unfolding in the traditional lands of the Lipan Apache communities of the Mexico-US militarized border region.

Chertoff announced plans to force occupation of South Texas families who
refuse to allow the government access to their lands. See the story in the
Houston Chronical

United States occupation of South Texas people refusing Homeland Security
access to their traditional lands is EMINENT. 'Refusers' such as the Lipan
Apache Land Grant Women Defense, led by my mother, Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez (Lipan
Apache, Basque-Apache), in the rancheria of El Calaboz, have frustrated the
NSA, Border Patrol and Army Corps of Engineers officials for over two years,
and increasingly in the last two months.

Using tactics such as public announcements over the news service, used as
intimidation and as psychological warfare--NSA/Chertoff exploits the press to
prepare the nation to invade South Texas--and indigenous peoples--who are
being 'architected as the perpetual enemies of the United States. This is an old
story of genocidal tactics and militarization.

This scenario played out before, in 19th century, in 20th century. And now
the 21st, my mother, the 'child of lightning ceremony', is fighting for the
vestiges of our traditional lands. My mother, and the ancestors of 'the place
where the Lipan pray', have been critical to our land-based struggle, and they
are leaders in an Apache struggle in the Mexico-US International Boundary
region. Our elder voices direct us in a huge role that Apache people will play
in standing up against tyranny of the settler society. We cannot do this
without the support and the solidarity of our indigenous sisters and brothers who
are also at the forefront of the 21st century battles for our rights as
indigenous peole with ancient footprints on this land.

My mother, at this stage of our community-based struggle, indicates that she
is prepared to receive national and international support for our small
community on the peripheries of U.S. empire. She wrote a comment on the page of
this newsstory out of Houston, Texas.

Today we are submitting our comments to the Environmental Impact Statement
authorities, and parallel to that we are submitting an indepth case study of
our histories under U.S., Mexican, Spanish, Vatican and corporate domination
to the International Indian Treaty Council shadow report to be submitted to
the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination in

Please read Chertoff's public announcement to occupy South Texas oppressed
groups, and pass on WIDELY to all networks. I'm going to attache the CENSORED
story, so new folks to our struggle can become educated rapidly. In peace in
the struggle against tyranny.

Margo Tamez
(Lipan Apache, Jumano Apache)
Urgent Call for Help from Lipan Apache Women Defense
American Indian Airwaves interview of Margo Tamez: "The Militarization of
Indigenous Women's Lives at the Mexico-U.S. International Boundary."



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