Tohono O'odham district bars armed National Guard

The Pisinimo District Council of the Tohono O'odham Nation passed a resolution barring armed National Guard troops from the district.

Gaurdsmen have been assisting the U.S. Border Patrol on the reservation. But after troops detained several tribal members who were hunting to prepare for the Deer Dance, the district passed the resolution.

Tohono O'odham President Vivian Juan-Saunders said the resolution is not valid unless approved by the entire tribal council.

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