Yesterday a spokesperson for Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe told media that Fort Sill will not be reopened as a concentration camp for our relatives trying to cross the so-called "border."
This news comes less than a week after over 400 people came together in Lawton, OK and blocked the entrance to the military base demanding #NoCampsonStolenLand.
The Indigenous Environmental was proud to work on this action alongside our partners: Dream Action Oklahoma, United We Dream, Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City, Democratic Socialists of America - Oklahoma City, Native Voice Network, Tsuru for Solidarity, Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice, ACLU OK, Women’s March OK, American Indian Movement Indian Territory, NACA-Inspired Schools Network, The Majority, Workers Defense, Bend the Arc, Sunflower Community Action,Center for Popular Democracy, Sunrise Movement, The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and others.
Our voices were heard but we are far from done, this action reminds us that we have the power to change things. We must continue to show up and demand they #ClosetheCamps.
We are not free until we are all free.
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