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Indigenous poetry, poetics, visual theory, law, feminism, history, decolonization, embodied and enacted epistemologies ... toward transformation and change.

 

TAMEZ LECTURE CARLISLE SYMPOSIUM2    TAMEZ AND WALL  mtamez-iac

Margo Tamez delivers a public lecture at the research symposium, "Carlisle, PA: Site of Indigenous Histories, Memories and Reclamations, Dickinson College (Pennsylvania, USA).  on the history of inter-generational violence experienced by Lipan Apache massacre survivors and boarding school prisoners (left).  Using photography and other documentation tools to create new archives and analysis of Indigenous peoples' temporal, spatial, spiritual, and social relationships with home land, in contrast to the state's post 9-11 architecture through Indigenous lands and the current affects of the border wall (center) on Indigenous peoples' core being and belonging.  From time to time, Tamez works in partnership with international law experts and interdisciplinary panels of researchers (right) who collectively analyze, through diverse approaches, the wall's violations of Indigenous peoples' rights.  Here she's shown giving testimony the Jurists of the Inter-American Commission/Organization of American States (2009).

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Dissertation

Tamez, Margo. PhD Thesis/Dissertation. Nádasi‟né‟ nde' isdzáné begoz'aahi' shimaa shini' gokal Gową goshjaa haánáidiłí texas nakaiyé  godesdzog.     [Trans., Returning Lipan Apache Women’s Laws, Lands, & Power in El Calaboz Ranchería, Texas-Mexico Border, 1546-2009]. Washington State University. (2010).

MFA Poetry Thesis

Tamez, Margo. MFA Thesis. Hungry Spirits Rattle. Arizona State University, 1997. Poems. viii, 69 pages.   


Publications: Refereed

Books

    Raven Eye.  Tucson:  University of Arizona Press, 2007. (Winner, Willa Award, 2009).

    Naked Wanting. Tucson:  University of Arizona Press, 2003.


Chapbook

Alleys and Allies. San Antonio: Saddle Tramp Press, 1991, 53 pages.


Artistic Works, Performances, Designs

Tamez, Margo.  “Sįh  hasdziihgo t’nde biyáłti’” (‘I am speaking an Ndé Truth’).  Created and performed for the 2nd Annual Indigeneity Symposium, UBC O, 2012. Tamez, Margo.  “Abóoha gha’nisht’é (‘I am threading the needle’). Originally created and performed for the 2nd Annual Indigeneity Symposium, UBC O, 2012.


Articles

Tamez, M. “Place and Perspective in the Shadow of the Wall:  Recovering Ndé Knowledge and Self-Determination in Texas.”  Maylei Blackwell, guest editor.  Aztlán:  A Journal of Chicano Studies, Volume 38, Number One, Spring 2013: 163-186.

Tamez, M.  “Dáanzho ha’shi ‘dał’k’ida’, ‘áá’áná’,  ‘doo maanaashni’:  Welcoming  ‘long ago’, ‘way back’ and ’remember’—as an Ndé decolonization and land recovery process.”  In, The Resurgence of Indigenous Women's Knowledge and Resistance in Relation to Land and Territoriality: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Special Issue of In-Tensions, Issue #6. Wanda Nanibush, Leanne Simpson, Carol Williams, guest co-editors. http://www.yorku.ca/intent/issue6/articles/margotamez.php.

Tamez, M.  "Indigenous Women, Anti-Colonial Histories, and Resurgent Autonomy Movements: the U.S.-Mexico Militarized Zones of War and Occupation". Works & Days 57/58. Invisible Battlegrounds: Feminist Resistance in the Global Age of War and Imperialism. 29.1 & 2 (2011): 281 - 318.   

Tamez, M.  "Restoring Lipan Apache Women's Laws, Lands, and Strength in El Calaboz Ranchería at the Texas-Mexico Border.” Signs Vol. 35: 3 (Spring 2010): 558 - 569.

Tamez, M.  "An Open Letter to Cameron County Commission." The Crit, Vol. 2, Issue, (Winter 2009): 110-129.

Tamez, M.  "Space, Position, and Imperialism in South Texas:  Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez v. U.S. Secretary Michael Chertoff, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."  Vol. 7, Issue 2, (Spring 2008):  112-121.

Tamez, M. "Presidio."  The Borderlands:  An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide.  Andrew Wood, Ed. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008: 213-216.

Tamez, M.  "Tejanos-Tejanas."  The Borderlands:  An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide.  Andrew Wood, Ed.  Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008, 263-267.


Indigenous Poetics

In Edited Volumes

Tamez, M.  "And this is the place called home.” Entre Guadalupe y Malinche:  A Tejana Anthology of Literature and Art.  Inez Hernandez-Avila (Nez Perce) and Norma E. Cantu, Editors. Austin:  The University of Texas Press, forthcoming.              

Tamez, M.   “La Dormilona.”  Entre Guadalupe y Malinche:  A Tejana Anthology of Literature and Art.  Inez Hernandez-Avila (Nez Perce) and Norma E. Cantu, Editors. Austin:  The University of Texas Press, forthcoming.

Tamez, Margo.  “‘Ikék ‘ejagał” (Following Hereditary Ways). In Indigenous Message on Water/Mensaje Indíena de Agua. Juan Guillermo Sánchez Martínez and Felipe Quetzalcoatl Quintanilla, Eds.  Darlene Sanderson and Sophie Lavoie, Associate Eds.  Indigenous World Forum on Water and Peace, 2014. 40-44.

Tamez, M. “First Choice.” Camino del Sol:  Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing, Rigoberto González, Ed. Tucson:  University of Arizona Press, 2010, 117.

Tamez, M. “For Keeps.”  Camino del Sol:  Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing, Rigoberto González, Ed. Tucson:  University of Arizona Press, 2010, 118.

Tamez, M.  “My Mother Returns to Calaboz”, “The collection”, “On the Wing”, “Hummingbirds Compete for Tobacco.”  What Wildness Is This?: Women Write About the Southwest. Susan Wittig Albert, Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale, and Paula Stallings Yost, Eds.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.

Tamez, M.  “She Wakes Up to Watch the Sky”, “Ceremony of Peyote.”  To Topos Poetry International: Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry. Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Editor.  Corvallis:  Oregon State University, 2006.

Tamez, M.  “I Buried Ten Children.”  Dancing the Guns to Silence:  100 Poems For Ken Saro-Wiwa.  London: Flipped Eye Publishing Ltd., 2005.

Tamez, M.  “One At A Time,” “The Limp String”, “Term.”  Sister Nations:  Native Women Writing On Community.  Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Society Press,  2002.  Nominated for the Minnesota Book Award.

Tamez, M.  “My Mother Returns To El Calaboz.”  Stories From Where We Live--The Gulf Coast.  Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2002.

Tamez, M.  Tamez, M.  "Between These Worlds."; “A Habitat and Strings.”  Feathers, Fins & Fur:  AnimalStories. Outrider Press. 1999.

 

In Journals

Tamez, M.  “Addiction to the Dead.”  Fire and Ink:  An Anthology of Social Action Writing.  Tucson:  University of Arizona Press, 2009.

Tamez, M.  "My Mother in Her Being--Photograph, ca. 1947," Callaloo: Special Issue, Celebrating Texas Writers, Part 1, Volume 32, Number 1, 2009: 185-187.

Tamez, M.  “The Daughter of Lightning.”  Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. Ann Arbor:  McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., 2007.

Tamez, M.  “Béti Leaves.” Ecotone:  Reimagining Place, Volume I, Number 2, Winter/Spring 2006, David Gessner, Editor.  Wilmington:  University of North Carolina, 2006.

Tamez, M.  "Pinal County, Arizona--Multiplying Damages."  Wild Thoughts: An On-Line Journal of Environmental Writing, April 2005.

Tamez, M.  "Stinger."  Puerto del Sol: The 40th Anniversary, Las Cruces: Puerto del Sol, New Mexico State University, (2005).

Tamez, M.  “Love Blood."  Southern Griot.  Aries Hines, Editor. Africana Studies Department of Southern Florida.  Tampa, Florida.  2005

Tamez, M.  "The Digging Hole", "What She Knows", and "Playing Hangman",  American Poetry Review,  Philadelphia:  February 2005.

Tamez, M.  "First Choice,” New Rag Rising,  2003.

Tamez, M.  “Romantic”, “Valentine’s Day”, “The Sound of Doves”, “On the Wing.”  The Missouri Review. Volume XXIV Number 3.  2001.

Tamez, M.  "Ranch House, Tamaulipas, Mexico."  Vol. 3 No. 1, Two Girls Review.  2001.

Tamez, M.  “The Collection.”  Issue #31.  Permaculture:  A Quiet Revolution. November/December 2001.

Tamez, M.  ““Romantic”, “Valentine’s Day”, “The Sound of Doves”, “On the Wing.”  The Missouri Review, Volume XXIV Number 3, 2001.

Tamez, M.  "A Reasonable Silence.”  Special Issue--Native American Writers. Flyway:  A Literary Review. Iowa State University. 1999.

Tamez, M.  "And Squash Blossom Said: a child comes to be heard." Abya Yala.  Volume III. Spring 1998.Chicano Studies: Arizona State University.  1998; "Fire:  Green."  Ibid.; "Milagro and Corazon Find the First Fire."  Ibid."Perched on Quetzalcoatl's Star, Cuenchihuan Tells the Beginning to Miracle Boy."  Ibid.

Tamez, M.  "Beetles in Bright Light."  Americas Review. (Berkeley). 1998.Tamez, M.  "Fifth Sun.”  Cimarron Review:  Native American Issue. 1998.

Tamez, M.  "Buying Tortillas For Supper.”  Abya Yala. Chicano Studies, Volume II. Arizona State University. 1997; "Ciudad Victoria and Her Youth."  Ibid; "The Gardener.”  Ibid; "Tonatiuh Says it Through Color, Through Weaving." Ibid; "Wash Day.”  Ibid

Tamez, M.  "Corazon Wakes Up to Watch the Sky." American Poetry Review.  1997.

Tamez, M.  "El Dorado, Inc." Special Issue, Hawaii Pacific Review: The Best of a Decade. 1986-1996.  1997.

Tamez, M.  "The Sacred Papers of Guerrero Pueblo.”  Southwestern Women--New Voices. Javelina Press: Tucson. 1997.

Tamez, M.  "El Dorado, Inc."  Hawaii Pacific Review.  1996.

Tamez, M.  "The Ceremony of Peyote."  Haydens Ferry Review. Arizona State University. 1996.

Tamez, M.  "To the River.”  The Americas Review. 1994.


Book Chapters

Tamez, M.  “The Texas-Mexico Border Wall and Ndé Memory: Confronting Genocide and State Criminality, Beyond the Guise of ‘Impunity’.”   In Beyond Walls & Cages, Andrew Burridge, Jenna Loyd, and Matthew Mitchelson, eds. Athens:  University of Georgia Press, 2012: 57-73

Tamez, M.  “On Being “Indian”, Unsilent, and Contaminated along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” In Companions in Wonder, Julie Dunlap and Steve Kleert, eds.  Cambridge:  The MIT Press, 2012: 251-257.

 

Essays

Tamez, M. "First Stitch."  Spotlight on Nawal el Saadawi: The Creativity of Nawal; the Dissidence of Saadawi.  London: SABLE LitMag Ltd., 2007.

Tamez, M. “The Daughter of Lightning.”  Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. Ann Arbor:  McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., 2007.

Tamez, M. “Béti Leaves.” Ecotone:  Reimagining Place, Volume I, Number 2, Winter/Spring 2006, David Gessner,  Editor. Wilmington:  University of North Carolina, 2006.

Tamez, M. "Where the Lipan Pray," Orion, July/August 2005.

Tamez, M.  "Pinal County, Arizona--Multiplying Damages."  Wild Thoughts: An On-Line Journal of Environmental Writing, April 2005.

Tamez, M. “Toxic Struggles, ‘Talk’, and A Living Language:  Being Indian—Unsilent and Contaminated”,The Los Angeles Review. Mark E. Cull, Editor.  Guest Edited by Jewell Parker Rhodes. 2004.

Tamez, M. “Difficult and Blessed,” The Peace Review.  San Francisco State University, 1999.

 

Indigenous Public Scholarship (non-refereed)


With the Lipan Apache Band of Texas

Tamez, Margo and the Nde' Cultural Protection and Indigenous Rights Committee, Policy Guideline: “Ndé Kónitsąąíí gokíyaa (‘Big Water Peoples Country’) Guidelines and Principles for Respectful Partnerships with Government, Law, Energy, Environment, Policy, Academia, Journalism, Film, and Cultural Heritage Sectors, 35 pp.


With NGOs

Tamez, M. Invited Panelist. Presentation: “Obstructing Lipan Apache Girl’s Religious Rights in Texas:  The Case of Ch’eeké ‘Ikék ‘ejagał.”  Panel:  “Impacts of Racial Discrimination on Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Rights and Sacred Places in the US.” Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council.  United Nations, Conference Room XXII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.  August 13, 2014.

Tamez, M.  Technical report, “A brief report on U.S. Violations of the ICCPR with regard to Ndé self-determination and rights to spiritual-religious practices.”  Submitted to the International Indian Treaty Council, for the Joint Indigenous Submission to the Human Rights Committee, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  Fourth Review of the United States of America.  January 9, 2014. Submitted to:  International Indian Treaty Council, for the 4th review of the United States under the UN Human Rights Committee, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Tamez, M. "A Matrix of Walls:  Human Rights and Indigenous Challenges to the 21st Century Settler Society on the Texas-Mexico Border."  In, Injustice for All: The Rise of the U.S. Immigration Policing Regime.  Oakland:  National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights & the Human Rights Immigrant Community Action Network (HURRICANE), December 2010.


At the United Nations

Tamez, M.  Invited Observer.  United Nations, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 85th Session, Periodic Review of the United States, Geneva, Switzerland.  Fully funded by the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples. August 10-14, 2014.

Tamez, M. and Ariel Dulitzky and The Human Rights Clinic, (University of Texas School of Law), "Shadow Report:  The Situation at the Texas-Mexico Border and the Racially Discriminatory Impact of the Border Wall on the Lipan Apache (Cuelcahen Nde') Peoples in Texas."  Submitted to the Secretariat of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Geneva, Switzerland, 37 pp. February 2014.

Dulitzky, Ariel and Margo Tamez. Official Response: "Additional Information and Answers to Questions [as requested] from UN CERD Secretariat."  Submitted to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, February 14, 2013.

Dulitzky, Ariel, The Human Rights Clinic (University of Texas School of Law) and Margo Tamez. Legal Petition: “The Situation of the US-Mexico Border in the Texas area: A Request for Consideration under the Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (80th Session)” 137 pp.  Submitted to: United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.  May 11, 2012.

Tamez, M. Intervention: “Assessing the Implementation of the UN DRIP by Indigenous Academics and Human Rights Experts.”4 pp. Submitted to:  UNOHR Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 5th Session, Geneva, Switzerland, July 13, 2012.

Tamez, M.  Seminar Paper: “Kónitsąąíígokíyaa Ndé: Big Water People’s Home Land, a Shadow of Self-Determination in a bifurcated Traditional Territory.” Submitted to: 3rd United Nations Seminar on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Arrangements, Palais Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, July 16-17, 2012.


U.S. Federal Court

Tamez, M.  “Consultation in the Matter of U.S. Condemnation & Possession of Customary Lipan Apache Lands in El Calaboz Ranchería : U.S. v. 26 Acres of Land, and Eloisa G. Tamez, et al, 1:08-cv-0351; U.S. v. .41 Acres of Land and Benavides, et al, 1:08-cv-309.” Requesting organization: The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Los Angeles, California, April 23, 2009.


Interventions, Recommendations, & Concept Papers

“Ndé-Nneé Statement to Grand Chief Edward John, Hereditary Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation, North American Representative, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.” Requesting Organization(s): North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez of El Calaboz Ranchería, Lipan Apache Women Defense. March 18, 2011

“Ndé-Nneé (Lipan Apache, San Carlos Apache) Recommendations at the North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus.  UNFII-10 Agenda Item 3(a):  Economic and Social Development. Requesting Organization(s):  North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez of El Calaboz Ranchería, Lipan Apache Women Defense. March 19, 2011

“Indigenous Peoples and Enduring Presence on the Land along the Texas-Mexico Border and Lower Rio Grande River:  A Report on Local Indigenous Responses to the U.S. Border Wall & Climate Change.” Requesting Organization:  Seventh Generation for Indian Development
December 20, 2010.

“Consultation in the Matter of U.S. Condemnation & Possession of Customary Lipan Apache Lands in El Calaboz Ranchería : U.S. v. 26 Acres of Land, and Eloisa G. Tamez, et al, 1:08-cv-0351; U.S. v. .41 Acres of Land and Benavides, et al, 1:08-cv-309,” Requesting Organization: The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Los Angeles, California. April 23, 2009

“Lipan Apache Histories, Cultures, Sacred Sites, Archaeological Resources, Ecological Rights and Indigenous Rights, in the Lower Rio Grande, with respect to Cameron County and Crown Titled and Land Grant Lands Held by Lipan Apache Lineal Descendents, in the case of Eloisa Garcia Támez.” Consultation Brief, Interrogatories. Requesting Organization:  Judge Andrew Hanen, Federal District 5, Brownsville, Texas.
January 21, 2009

“Intervention Statement:   ‘Human Rights, Indigenous Women, Families & Militarization.’” United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 8th Session, May 19-29, 2009. Lipan  Apache Women Defense, El Calaboz Ranchería, Texas. May 20, 2009 

“An Open Letter to Cameron County (Texas) Commission: Regarding Impacts to Lipan Apache Families, the Environment, Indigenous Cultures, and Traditional Peoples’ Ways of Life along the Texas-Mexico Border, Specific to the Secure Fence Act of 2006.”  Lipan  Apache Women Defense, El Calaboz Ranchería, Texas. June 2008

“Intervention Statement:  ‘Global Warming, Environments, Livelihoods, Culture and Way of Life, & Impacts of Militarization upon Lipan Apaches in El Calaboz Ranchería, Texas-Mexico Border.’” United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 7th Session, April 21-May 2 2008.”
Requesting Organization:  Lipan Apache Women Defense, April 22, 2008 

“Intervention Statement: ‘Lipan Apache Communities, the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and UN Intervention on Behalf of Indigenous Peoples along the Texas-Mexico Border.’”  United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination, December 2007.”
Requesting Organization:  Lipan Apache Women Defense, November 24, 2007

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