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Ofelia Rivas

Ofelia Rivas: Ofelia is the founder of the O’odham VOICE Against the WALL and the O’odham Cultural and Environmental Justice Coalition. She is a representative of the traditional O’odham elders and ceremony leaders, and has represented the O’odham at the World People's Summit on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and as part of the Zapatista La Otra Campaña. She led the successful fight to prevent a toxic waste dump near the O’odham sacred site of Quitovac in Sonora, Mexico. Ofelia advocates for O’odham Rights and Human Rights. Ofelia lives in Ali Jegk village in southern Arizona, on O’odham lands.