According to the Washington Post, construction crews began blasting sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the construction effort of President Trump’s long-promised border wall. The Post reports that the areas affected are sacred to Native American groups.
The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an internationally recognized biosphere reserve — meaning it has plants and animals so rare that the United Nations has given it a special designation. It includes about 330,000 acres of designated wilderness and is home to ancestral grounds sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation, one of at least a dozen Native American groups that claim connections to grounds within the monument.
Read the Washington Post’s full report here.
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