Indigenous representatives meet with GEAP executivesGlobal Embassy of Activists for Peace

Indigenous representatives meet with GEAP executives


A meeting between cultures took place on September 17, 2015 in San Cristobal de las Casas, State of Chiapas, Mexico. Representatives of the ethnic Ch'ol, Zoque, Tseltal, Tsotsil, Tojolabal, Mam, Kakchiquel, Lacandón, Mocho, Jacalteco, Chuj and Kanjobal, summoned by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), gathered to contribute the objectives of the "Children of Mother Earth" program..

In the agora of the theater "Hermanos Domínguez" the twelve ethnic groups had a special participation, offering songs and folkloric shows, with the aim of promoting the defense of their rights and the perpetuity of ancestral knowledge for the preservation of life on the planet Earth.

With the participation of a representative of each ethnic group, they made known their concerns and needs, while they delivered to the GEAP some written proposals to be considered when rescuing ancient customs and traditions of respect for the Mother Earth.

The executive president of the GEAP, Dr. William Soto, and the general director, Gabriela Lara, expressed their support to these communities and pointed out the reasons why the participation of indigenous peoples is important within the objectives of the project.

"We will fight together for the rights of Mother Earth, because we love her; just as she loves us and has been giving us her food to continue the life that she has given us, to continue it for us and future generations».

William Soto Santiago
Global Ambassador of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace.

The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace will proposition global Ministries of Education to include the ancestral knowledge of indigenous peoples as a study subject in schools and universities.

«Which people have the most important knowledge about the care of Mother Earth? Our indigenous communities, right? That are ancestral. So where do we go to get that wisdom in order to take care of the environment? We go to the indigenous communities». Gabriela Lara

In this encounter for dialogue, cultural and civic participation of indigenous peoples, the Ibero-American Mexico Human Rights Commission was also present.


access_time Thursday, September 17, 2015