History

 

In 1997, the Indigenous Alliance Without Borders came together as a result of persistent law enforcement abuse against indigenous peoples living in the southern United States and Mexico border region. We have since worked together inter-tribally from California to Texas to address these human rights violations that threaten the indigenous right of mobility and passage over the international border line.



We Aim To



  • Educate about Indigenous peoples' rights and about conflicts, constructively advocate on public policy measures, and document human rights abuses;

  • Actively outreach to and coalition-build with Indigenous/non-Indigenous organizations, communities, and social justice campaigns;

  • Protect sacred sites along the border and beyond;

  • FaciliTate "Know Your Rights" workshops and community forums;

  • Develop a "Southern Border Rights" manual to promote respect for and protection of Indigenous mobility rights.

Tribes Directly Affected By The Border

Pascua Yaqui

Yaqui in Mexico

Tohono O'odham
Tohono O'odham in Mexico
Cocopah, Pima

Gila River

Akimel O'odham
Pai Pai

Kumeyaay
Lipan Apache

Jumano-Apache

Quechan
Tigua

Kickapoo

Mescalero Apache
Hualapai

Affiliated Projects

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Inc.



Indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, Minnesota



Coalición de Derechos Humanos, Tucson, Arizona



Tonatierra, Phoenix, Arizona



Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, Albuquerque, New Mexico