Native Americans Rally for Rights in AZ

March 18, 2004

Source: Indian Country

On March 18, 2004 Indian Country reported, "Mayan, Lakota and Hopi women representing the strength and resolution of indigenous women everywhere, launched Tonatierra’s human rights campaign as they called for governments in the Americas to recognize the rights of indigenous peoples. Ixtz’ulu’ Elsa Son, activist from Guatemala, said the governments in the Americas have never respected any agreements entered into with Indian people, whether it is in Guatemala, Chiapas or elsewhere... Rosalie Little Thunder, Lakota, and Cindy Naha, Hopi, joined Son on March 7, as Tonatierra ignited a weeklong series of prayers, panel discussions, films, a spirit run and sacred lands concert to honor the rights of indigenous peoples."