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Kumeyaay Nation strengthens cross-border ties (March 20, 2008)

Faced with more restrictions on border-crossings, the tribes of the Kumeyaay Nation in the United States have come together to help their relatives who live in Mexico. The tribes in 1988 formed the Kumeyaay Border Task Force. The group worked...


Indigenous leaders seek to heal environment (March 11, 2008)

More than 200 indigenous leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico for the Indigenous People to Heal Our Mother Earth meeting. Participants said they wanted to bring an indigenous perspective to solving environmental issues....


Anniversary of massacre in Mexico approaches (December 20, 2007)

This Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of a massacre in Mexico that left dozens of Tzotzil Indians dead. The December 22, 1997, attack took place amid a growing indigenous rights movement in Chiapas in southern Mexico. The Zapatista rebels blamed...


Homeland security rules leave border tribes in limbo (December 12, 2007)

Beginning January 31, 2008, every U.S. citizen will be required to show a government ID and proof of citizenship to cross into Canada and Mexico by land or sea. The rules have dozens of tribes worried about their ability...


Drug gangs run Tohono O'odham out of homes (December 3, 2007)

Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation who live in Mexico are being run out of their homes by Mexican drug gangs. Julian Rivas was the leader of the Cu:wi I-gersk, a village in Mexico .But after he complained to...


Opinion: Learning to love my Native roots (July 19, 2007)

"My mom is Quechan Native American and grew up in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles, while my dad was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New York. So, I have Indian from both sides. One side...


Seri Tribe in Mexico faces development threat (June 28, 2007)

A small tribe in northwestern Mexico faces some important choices as development comes closer and closer to its ancestral territory The Seris used to live on Tiburon Island until they were removed by the Mexican government in the 1960s....


Indian names can't be entered into Mexican system (May 2, 2007)

The parents of a Hñahñu girl in central Mexico are upset that they can't get their daughter's name officially recognized by the government. Cesar Cruz Benitez and Marisela Rivas named their daughter Doni_Zänä, which means "flower of the world" in...


School in Mexico takes the Indian out of girls (April 16, 2007)

Hundreds of students at a Roman Catholic boarding school school in Mexico have fallen ill in recent months in what doctors are calling a collective hysteria. The girls at Children’s Village School near Mexico City come from Indian and...