45 Idaho L. Rev. 555 (2008-2009)
Eagle and the Condor of the Western Hemisphere: Application of International Indigenous Principles to Halt the United States Border Wall, The

handle is hein.journals/idlr45 and id is 563 raw text is: THE EAGLE AND THE CONDOR OF THE
WESTERN HEMISPHERE: APPLICATION OF
INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS
PRINCIPLES TO HALT THE UNITED
STATES BORDER WALL
ANGELIQUE EAGLEWOMAN* (WAMBDI A. WASTEWIN)
I.  IN TRO D U CTIO N  ............................................................................ 555
II.  A  SHARED  HISTORY    ................................................................... 555
III. CONTEMPORARY ALLIANCE .................................................. 559
TV .  IITC  IN  TH E  U .N  ......................................................................... 561
V. THE SECURE FENCE ACT .......................................................... 562
VI. THE SFA'S IMPACT ON THE EAGLE AND CONDOR
PE O PL E S  ..................................................................................... 565
VII.  APPEALS    TO  THE  U.N  .............................................................. 567
VIII. OTHER INTERNATIONAL FORUMS ..................................... 572
IX. ACTION IN THE UNITED STATES ............................................ 573
X . CO N CLU SIO N   ................................................................................ 574
I. INTRODUCTION
This article will discuss the interrelationship of the indigenous
peoples in the Western Hemisphere regarding the proposed expansion of
the United States southern border wall. This discussion will explore (1)
the historical relationships in the Western Hemisphere, (2) the efforts
on the international level to bring attention to the quality of life experi-
enced by the indigenous peoples in this hemisphere, (3) the impact of
the proposed United States border wall on indigenous communities in
the political border region, and (4) application of international indige-
nous principles to halt further construction of the United States border
wall.
II. A SHARED HISTORY
Historically, the area now claimed as the southern political land
border of the United States has been a place of indigenous territories,
* -Angelique EagleWoman, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Idaho
College of Law. Professor EagleWoman is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and has
ancestry deeply rooted in the Western Hemisphere. This article is dedicated to the memory
of my maternal great-grandfather, Luis Rodriguez, Purepecha of Michoacdn, known for his
skillful bullwhip tricks throughout the border region.
**  This is the author's Dakota name, which translates to Good EagleWoman Who
Takes Care of the People.

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