Indigenous People Will Consolidate a Fight Plan Within the Framework of the First International Meeting of Native Peoples

From October 29 to 31 will be held in Ciudad Guayana, Bolívar state, the First International Meeting of Native Peoples, a proposal that was born within the framework of the development of the XXV Forum of Sao Paulo as a Bolivarian alliance of indigenous peoples for sovereignty, solidarity and decolonization.

Indigenous leaders from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Venezuela will exchange experiences, concerns and actions so the peoples of Abya Yala consolidate a fight plan.

Aloha Núñez, People’s Power Minister for Indigenous Peoples, said that this international event will have important thematic axes, including education, culture, communication, technology, organization, leading participation and revaluation of indigenous languages.

“The plan of struggle of the indigenous peoples proposes to build together the true decolonization in the continent, reviving our culture, ideology, knowledge, customs and any expression that promotes dialogue, peace and respect for our worldview and the true self-determination of the peoples, those who will not let us bow to any empire; the people of Abya Yala will build a powerful army in defense of all our conquests”, he emphasized.