With the participation of 18 countries, more than 60 international delegates belonging to 25 indigenous peoples of the world, plus 42 of the national territory along with 400 Venezuelan delegates, who will discuss for three days various issues related to the struggle of indigenous peoples, the First International Congress of the Original Peoples was installed, an activity that is part of the strategic and work lines of the XXV São Paulo Forum that took place last July in Venezuela.
Indigenous leaders and 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 exchanged experiences, concerns and actions to consolidate a plan to fight for the peoples of Abya Yala, for three days.
Aloha Núñez, Vice President of Indigenous Peoples in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, leads the working groups from October 29 until the 31st.
AHORA ▶️ Representantes de 16 países arriban al estado Bolívar para participar en el I Encuentro Internacional de Pueblos Originarios a realizarse del 29 al 31 de octubre #PazDiálogoYSolidaridad pic.twitter.com/LEPnf7dFsH
— Ministerio Indígena (@MINPIOFICIAL) October 29, 2019
The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv), Diosdado Cabello, led the opening ceremony that took place in “Ciudad Guayana” (south of Venezuela) with other vice-presidents of PSUV, who welcomed all the delegates attending, after they invoked the ancestors, who asked for the protection of mother earth and the world in spokes of the Mayan people of Guatemala.