What an amazing experience for the visitors from Tajikistan. They spent the day with Kevin Carlos and others in Sells, Arizona with the Shadow Wolves.
For those that don’t know about the Shadow Wolves, they are a Native American tactical patrol unit assigned to the Homeland Security Investigations Division in Sells, Arizona on the Tohono O’odham Nation land running along the border between Mexico and the United States.
These amazing people specialize in the interdiction of human and drug smugglers in the Sonoran Desert using both technology and the traditional tracking methods. In addition to the use of high-tech equipment, the unit relies on tracking techniques such as “cutting for sign”, which includes investigating any kind of physical evidence left by smugglers (e.g., footprints, tire tracks, thread, clothing). The Shadow Wolves are the Department of Homeland Security’s only Native American tracking unit specifically utilized for targeted interdiction operations.
Citizen Diplomacy Alliance is most fortunate to be in good standing with this group of amazing professionals which are willing to share their knowledge and experience with the visitors that are in the same type of work in their home countries.
Established in 1974 by Congress due to the high number of problems along the border into Tohono O’odham lands. All officers have a least one fourth Native American ancestry. Members of the unit come from nine different tribes, including the Tohono O’odham, Blackfeet, Lakota, Navajo, Omaha, Sioux, and Yaqu.