International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
On the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Mexico, through its International Program “Children of Mother Earth”, presented at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Eugenio Garza Lagüera de Nuevo León, the Fair for Peace of Mother Earth.
The event was attended by Verónica Martínez, general coordinator of all the high school campuses of the Tecnológico, as well as teachers, administrative staff, more than 400 students and members of the GEAP.
The activity was carried out with the purpose of strengthening the identity of the indigenous peoples, the defense of their rights and the dissemination of their ancestral knowledge. Likewise, the GEAP presented a summary of the 64 Encounters of the Children of Mother Earth that were held in different countries.
4 Educational modules
The activists for peace made known the importance of indigenous peoples through four educational modules where they addressed the following topics:
- 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- International Program “Children of Mother Earth”.
- The indigenous peoples of Mexico: Culture, art, languages.
- Encounters of the Children of Mother Earth.
The students of the institution carried out different dynamics, among them the elaboration of an amulet of protection and cosmovision, called “The eye of God”. The legend shared by the Huicholes of Jalisco was also narrated.
For its part, coordinator Verónica Martínez said:
“We value this hard work done for the benefit of our original brothers, I hope we can all learn and join in the recognition of these communities”.
To conclude, those present read the letter from the head of the Zoque village, which states:
“The Earth is where the native is born, grows, makes his family, becomes a grandfather, is part of it and builds his identity, his spirit, where he dreams of dying, where the spirits of the ancestors are, with whom they live freely. The Earth is the whole being of the people”.