Opinion: Pass Tohono O'odham citizenship bill
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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003

"There's a race between death and justice going on along Arizona's southern border. Congress will determine who wins.

If justice prevails, the beneficiaries will be elders who were born into a culture that predates the political division between the United States and Mexico. These are members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, whose ancestral lands stretch from Arizona into Mexico.

In preparation for the tribe's formal recognition as an American Indian nation in 1937, federal enumerators crossed into Mexico to count O'odham living there, the tribe's general counsel, Margo Cowan, said. They were all part of an American tribe. All Americans."

Get the Story:
Linda Valdez: Death and justice race on tribal land (The Arizona Republic 5/5)

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