1. American Culture is a Mess
The culture of the Americas is unique. It is not solely indigenous, nor is it just European; American culture is the synthesis of both. And as with any such mixture, it cannot be separated. (You can’t have tacos without both corn (native) and beef (European))
2. Cultural Extremism Doesn’t Work
While it is true that a number of extremist parties have come to power in Latin America, cultural extremism, the attempted suppression of either the indigenous or European elements of American culture, does not work. The reason cultural extremism doesn’t work is because at a fundamental level most people in the Americas reflect the culture of the Americas. So when a government targets all indigenous or European elements of culture, they are targeting the majority of the people (The Shining Path (indigenous), Porfiriato (modernity)).
These are simplified points but they hold true in Latin America and they should inform the O’Odham that instead of choosing just the traditional or just the modern, they can take the best of both.