Today’s Opata do not reside on any reservation either in Mexico nor the United States of America due to several historical events that occurred during the last 160 years. Today, many Opata descendants reside in parts of Sonora and Chihuahua State in Mexico, and the southwestern United States, particularly in Arizona where our ancestors migrated to work in agriculture, mining, as explorers, assistants in the missions, as military personnel, or in order to survive the inhumane actions of the Sonoran and Mexican governments towards the Native American people in the region.