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Border agency: No Native sites touched by blasting for Trump's border wall in Organ Pipe Cactus NMon

NOGALES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona are defending the blasting of a mountain considered sacred by a Native American tribe to make way for border wall construction, saying their survey identified "no biological, cultural, or historical sites" in the area.

That stance puts them at odds with the Tohono O'odham Nation, a sovereign tribe in southwestern Arizona whose ancestors lived where the border wall is under construction and who have identified the mountain as a having significant cultural and historical value.

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