Native America Calling
Wed October 3, 2012
Tohono O'odham Pit Tradition Against Cartels
Thu. 10/4 11a: The Tohono O'odham reservation shares nearly 80 miles of its border with Mexico - making the reservation one of the most active corridors for illegal border activity. However, the border isn't just causing problems by putting the tribe in the middle of an ongoing war on drugs and human migration, it has sliced their traditional homelands into two parts, and a good portion of Tohono O'odham members still live in Mexico.
This week, many tribal members will make a pilgrimage to Mexico for tradition. Tribal members will have to weigh their safety with religious conviction, and wonder whether they will be confronted with violence.
Join us as we take a look at this situation as we hear from the voices of those that are close to the issue.