Roberto Rodriguez, Ph.D. — or “Dr. Cintli." He is an Associate Professor in the Mexican American Studies Department at the University of Arizona. Dr. Cintli is a longtime, award-winning writer. His last 2 books, “Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother: Nin Tonantzin Non Centeotl” (2014) and “Yolqui: A Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World” (2019) were both published by the University of Arizona Press. The third book of his trilogy — “Smiling Brown: People the color of the Earth” — will be published soon. A collection of his writings, titled “Writing 50 Years Amongst the Gringos,” will be published in 2021 by Aztlan Libre Press. Dr. Cintli currently writes a bi-monthly column for the Progressive Populist. Ofelia Rivas. Ofelia is an elder and activist from the Tohono O’odham Nation. She is the Founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall. More about Ofelia’s organization, O’odham Solidarity Project, can be found at

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