June 15, 2020

  • Arizona Public Media reports on the efforts of the Cocopah peoples to prevent construction on their land in the Colorado River delta between California, Arizona, and Mexico. The Cocopah have prevented construction projects thus far by submitting a court document that emphasized the heightened cost of building on the area’s difficult terrain. Tribal lawyers also state that the area is “the cultural and spiritual heart of the Cocopah homeland” and that a wall would cut off vital access to water and family living on the other side. 

Tags: Environment, Fencing, Human Rights, Indigenous Communities