One state, many nations: indigenous rights in Mexico

By Kathleen Bohné 

“When a language dies, so much more than words are lost. Language is the dwelling place of ideas that do not exist anywhere else.”

Robin Wall Kimmerer

“We will continue our fight until our lands are restored. We can claim victory the moment that they have given back the last hectare, the last centimeter of land to our community.” After a 32-day journey on foot from the north of Jalisco to the doors of the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, 200 members of the Wixárika people, the “Caravan for Wixárika Dignity and Conscience”, finally achieved their goal: a meeting with the president himself. On May 30, three days after their arrival in the city where they set up camp outside the seat of government, President López Obrador held a meeting with five spokespeople and signed an agreement to intervene in their land dispute.

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June 6, 2022