The Tohono O’odham Nation evolved on both sides of the border separating Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Ofelia Rivas lives a quarter-mile from the border, on the Arizona side. Her father’s house was in Sonora. “After 9/11 the border patrol invaded our land,” she explains, and then a vehicle barrier was constructed on the border, further dividing families. Enormous surveillance towers are proposed all along the border, “to protect the American way of life, but … destroying our way of life.” Somehow, Rivas’ fragile community persists.