International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
As part of the International Program "Children of Mother Earth" the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Honduras, carried out a series of activities in conjunction with the Pech indigenous people to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
The GEAP through this social program promotes citizen participation and the incorporation of indigenous peoples, with the purpose of providing solutions, promoting the ancestral culture and exercising actions for sustainable development.
Dances, plays, and speeches in relation to the event were presented simultaneously in the municipality of Dulce Nombre de Culmí and the town of Santa María del Carbón, located in the department of Olancho.
Adali Tome, president of the Fetrich; Emerson Sánchez, municipal mayor of Dulce Nombre de Culmí; Fray Trino, representative of the Catholic Church and David Martínez, municipal director of Education, were the personalities who made an appearance at the event.
Likewise, Mónico Escobar, cacique of the pech town of Brisas de Pisijire and Saúl Barralaga, national coordinator of the GEAP, attended.
The Pech community in Honduras is composed of approximately 4,500 people, distributed in 11 communities belonging to the departments: Olancho, Colón, and Gracias a Dios.
Safeguard and protect
The GEAP, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, seeks to strengthen and defend the rights of these communities, as well as spread their understanding and ancestral knowledge to live in harmony with Mother Earth.