Aztlan Autonomous Zone
The Aztlan Autonomous Zone is a cross-border or borderless region. The zone consists of the states, pseudo-states, and en-stated regions of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Colorado in the country/state entity currently known as the United States (SECKATUS) and the states, pseudo-states, and en-stated regions of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and parts of Sinaloa, Durango, and Zacatecas in the country/state entity currently known as México/Mēxihco (SECKAMM).
The concept of Aztlán as the place of origin of the pre-Columbian Mexican civilization has been a symbol for various Mexican nationalist and indigenous movements.
In 1969 the notion of Aztlan was introduced by the poet Alurista (Aberto Baltazar Urista Heredia) at the National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference held in Denver, Colorado by the Crusade for Justice. There he read a poem, which has come to be known as the preamble to El Plan de Aztlan or as "El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan" due to its poetic aesthetic. For Chicanas/os/xs, Aztlan referred to the Mexican territories annexed by the United States as a result of the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848. Aztlán became a symbol for mestizo activists who believe they have a legal and primordial right to the land. In order to exercise this right, some members of the Chicano movement propose that a new nation be created, a República del Norte.
The formation of Aztlan as a modern region can be traced to the first term of the last President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. In 1977, responding directly to Twenty-Point Position Paper of the 1972 Trail of Broken Treaties Caravan, President Carter caused the federal government to honor all broken treaties with Native people. He then made all Native groups into federally-recognized tribes, and by 1979 all Native groups had land rights restored.
After the first World Congress of No Borders in 1983, indigenous activists and other supporters of borderlessness put forward the idea of the Aztlan Autonomous Zone. The zone was instituted in 1985/6 under the Inter-non-national Conceptualization of Borderless Movement and Administrative District Overlap (INNCOBMADO).
Along a similar timeline, the United States along country/state entity currently known as Canada created the Haudenosaunee/Iroquoian Cross Border Reconciliated Area, An Overlap Enclave/Enclave of the State Entities Currently Known as Canada and the United States (OEESECKCUS).