Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

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Raised by 1,445 people in 27 months
Ama't mentké {in our village(s)}



The Esto’k Gna (Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas), the Somi Se’k Village Base Camp’s mission is to populate and support a network of front Line Encampments (Wolf Pack) villages along the so called Mexican-American border, protecting indigenous sacred sites, resisting construction of the LNG (fracked gas) terminal, accompanying pipelines, and educating people about the environmental devastation the Border Wall will cause. We fight to stop the senseless endangerment of people, animals, and the environment.

The first encampment that our Base Camp will support will be the Yalui village, near the Mexican-American border. The village will exist on both sides of the wall. From there, we will rebuild more Esto’k villages, from which we will protect, aid, and bear witness along the so called Texas-Mexico border.

The Somi Se’k Village Base Camp will support and train activists to populate these villages. We operate with the understanding that the issues arising around the border-- the right to migrate, destruction of the environment and indigenous sacred sites, and the inhumane incarceration of migrant children-- are intersectional and are symptoms of centuries-long control and oppression by colonizers.

We are Natives and non-Natives, Water Protectors, military veterans, students, community organizers, other collectives, and working people. Working under the leadership of indigenous communities, we are people of all races, genders, ethnicities, political and spiritual backgrounds, and ages. We recognize our co-dependence and understand that we are one people.
We are dedicated to non-violent and prayerful action and resistance.

Nana pele’x {You are good/Thank You},
Esto'k gna {human beings}

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*****This is the official Gofund Me of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. I Lori Simmons works closely in a Social Work capacity with the Tribal Chairman Juan Mancias. All monies collected are transferred directly to the Tribe’s bank account via Juan Mancias. To verify his or my involvement/knowledge please email Juan directly at onebigjuan@gmail.com.

Any Gofund Me accounts setup to support the tribe is the responsibility of the individual/organizer of that particular account and not the responsibility of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. Please contact the individual/organization of that Gofund Me with any questions and concerns.*****
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This T Shirt fundraiser ends today! We need at least 4 more shirts to print. This is your last chance to get a shirt and help support the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe protect the sacred that’s being destroyed by the border wall. This shirt has each of the 28 paws being waived on the back. All proceeds go directly to the tribe. Please share and let’s get these printed so we can bring awareness to the destruction of Native Sacred sites, destruction of habitat and grave sites of veterans and families. Yalui still stands!

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/28-laws-being-waived-for-the-border-wall?pc=TXN-167778&utm_campaign=fr_org_confirmation&utm_source=fr_organizer_txn&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign
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We are still standing at Yalui Village protecting the Sacred. Which is many things. The border wall is devastating to not only the cemetery but the wildlife out here. We give voices to those who need it. Be it spiritual or critter. No border no wall we aren’t leaving.
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We are still occupying Eli Jackson Cemetery. We have several perm villagers that have committed to stay until this is over. We will observe and protect the cemetery regardless of the empty words from Border Patrol. They have no authority on the wall. Army Corp is building this and we already saw the tactics they have used in previous stands. Any help is greatly appreciated and needed. All the support and well wishes energizes and fills us with love to keep going. Thank you to everyone who support our stand. ♥️
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By Nomaan Merchant | AP
June 3 at 1:28 PM
HOUSTON — The U.S. government said Monday that it won’t build President Donald Trump’s border wall on the site of a historic cemetery that might have required the exhumation of graves.

In a statement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would “avoid” the Eli Jackson Cemetery in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley while “still meeting Border Patrol’s operational requirements for border wall.”

“It has never been CBP’s intent to disturb or relocate cemeteries that may lie within planned barrier alignment,” the agency said. “Understanding the historical and cultural resources that may lie within planned barrier alignment has always been part of CBP’s public and stakeholder outreach process.”


CBP issued the statement in response to an Associated Press story about the cemetery, one of two 19th century burial sites established by the sons of Nathaniel Jackson, who settled along the Rio Grande in 1857, nine years after the river became the U.S.-Mexico border following the Mexican American War.

Congress has already funded construction in much of the Rio Grande Valley, where the government says it needs additional barriers to stop human and drug smuggling. Due to flooding concerns and land rights, much of the wall in the region would be built well north of the river and still leave area for people crossing illegally to reach the United States.

Jackson’s descendants have sued the government and led a campaign to stop construction at the sites.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-says-border-wall-will-avoid-historic-texas-cemetery/2019/06/03/ba5eb52a-861d-11e9-9d73-e2ba6bbf1b9b_story.html?utm_term=.3bddf7c1a991
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Susie
3 months ago
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We shall Resist ! No wall!

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Cheryl
19 days ago
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back working with the asylum seekers in McAllen...no wall will stop those fleeing hunger, gangs, lack of jobs, and especially violence and war. The wall targets the innocent and completely ignores the natural resources....well written, Juan. Thanks.

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Raised by 1,445 people in 27 months
Created March 7, 2017
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6 days ago
$22
Judith Hoffhien
6 days ago

This resistance is necessary.

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6 days ago

It's not much, but this money is absolutely needed for those who need it more than me.

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7 days ago
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Andrew Geier
8 days ago

Fuck the wall. We need the environment.

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Susie
3 months ago
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We shall Resist ! No wall!

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Cheryl
19 days ago
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back working with the asylum seekers in McAllen...no wall will stop those fleeing hunger, gangs, lack of jobs, and especially violence and war. The wall targets the innocent and completely ignores the natural resources....well written, Juan. Thanks.

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