Ofelia Rivas

Founder | O’odham VOICE Against the WALL


Ofelia Rivas

Ofelia Rivas, an O’odham traditional seeds gardener from southern Arizona, in 2003 founded O’odham VOICE Against the WALL, a grassroots organization that seeks to defend O’odham cultural and human rights, which include, because her people’s ancestral lands and population straddle the U.S./Mexico border, their right to unfettered access to historical crossing routes along that border.

Panel Presentations:


October 20th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Bioneers 2019 Conference - Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Movements