SACRED Native American burial sites are being blown up with dynamite so workers can build Donald Trump’s border wall, it has been claimed.
‘Controlled blasting’ has begun at Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to construct a 30ft-high barrier that will run 43 miles along the US-Mexico border. However, the work has been carried out without consulting the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose ancestral land sits on the remote desert land, said Democratic congressman Raul Grijalva. He called the destruction, which environmentalists claim will damage protected swathes of the Sonoran Desert, ‘sacrilegious’.
‘What we saw on Monument Hill was opposing tribes who were respectfully laid to rest — that is the one being blasted with dynamite,’ he added.
One area contained artefacts that date back 10,000 years. Tribal chairman Ned Norris Jr said even though the land is controlled by the US government ‘we have inhabited this area since time immemorial’.
He added: ‘They’re our ancestors. It is our obligation and our duty to do what is necessary to protect that.’