Latinos of Indigenous heritage need to embrace our roots, says Amy R. Juan a young leader of the Tohono O’odham Nation, an Indigenous community divided by the U.S.-Mexico border.
In this interview Amy Juan talks about immigration, Mexican people, the anti immigrant law SB-1070 in Arizona. Amy has a message to Latinos of Indigenous heritage, and for U.S. citizens who believe that police and military repression is the only answer to the current immigration crisis:
In the last five centuries, the O’odham indigenous people have been invaded by Hispanics, Anglos, the government of Mexico and now the United States. Currently the O'odham are divided into 4 bands or groups, one of them is the Tohono O’odham reservation located in the border of Arizona and Mexico: