On the 21st of May, human remains were unearthed during the construction of a wall along the United States/Mexico Border.
The remains were unearthed near the Tohono O'odham community of Ali Jerk and local residents have made statements that the unearthed remains are those of their ancestors dating back at least seven generations.
The desecration of this burial ground is totally unacceptable and is in direct violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
Traditional O'odham residents of Ali Jerk are demanding that the remains be released back into their custody for a traditional reburial ceremony.
Please follow the link below to read the statement of the O'odham Elders of Ali Jerk community and sign the petition demanding that the remains be released back to the community for reburial.
For More Information about the O'odham please visit:
O'odham Solidarity Project