Trump Administration Destroying Tribal Land To Build Wall

Sacred Native American Burial Sites Being Destroyed For Trump’s Border Wall

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There has been “no consultation” by the Trump administration in advance of the blasting

A national monument in Arizona, home to sacred Native American burial sites, is being blown up this week as part of construction for President Trump’s border wall, Customs and Border Protection confirmed to CBS News.

The government is calling the exercise “controlled blasting” inside Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to make room for the wall. It began without consultation from the Tohono O’odham Nation, a collective government body of the Tohono Oʼodham tribe, The Intercept reported.

“There has been no consultation with the nation,” said Congressman Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, who is the chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources. “This administration is basically trampling on the tribe’s history — and to put it poignantly, it’s ancestry.”