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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:45 PM

Sacred Native American burial sites are being blown up for Trump's border wall, lawmaker says




Sacred Native American burial sites are being blown up for Trump’s border wall, lawmaker says



https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/2020/02/09/border-wall-native-american-burial-sites/


Border wall construction continues up a mountain in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Lukeville, Ariz., last month. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)



By Paulina Firozi Feb. 9, 2020 at 3:14 p.m. CST

Construction crews began blasting sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument as part of the construction of President Trump’s border barrier, and the affected areas include sites sacred to Native American groups, according to a congressman from Arizona and advocates.

The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an internationally recognized biosphere reserve — meaning it has plants and animals so rare that the United Nations has given it a special designation. It includes about 330,000 acres of designated wilderness and is home to ancestral grounds sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation, one of at least a dozen Native American groups that claim connections to grounds within the monument.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), whose district includes the reservation, said crews this week began blasting through parts of Monument Hill, which includes a burial site for the Tohono O’odham Nation.
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“The construction contractor has begun controlled blasting, in preparation for new border wall system construction within the Roosevelt Reservation at Monument Mountain," A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said in a statement sent to The Post. “The controlled blasting is targeted and will continue intermittently for the rest of the month.”

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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:46 PM

1. I seem to recall ISIS doing something similar to ancient Buddhist sites n/t

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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:53 PM

2. My theory is Trump wants to destroy ancient Native American relics b/c

he wanted to have a casino in Connecticut and he wasn't allowed. He protested that the CT Native American tribes got deals that were denied to him. This is his payback.

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