PBI-Mexico accompanies meeting of Indigenous Communities of the Sierra Tarahumara in Coloradas de la Virgen

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On June 22, PBI-Mexico tweeted:

“PBI-Mexico was present at the meeting of Indigenous Communities of the #SierraTarahumara in Coloradas de la Virgen, where community representatives of @DefensaTarahum [the Network in Defense of Indigenous Territories of the #SierraTarahumara] exchanged experiences on the defense of the territory and submitted petitions to the @CEDHChihuahua [the State Human Rights Commission of Chihuahua].”

It also tweeted:

“From @PBI_Mexico we express concern about the high rates of violence faced by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Tarahumara in #Chihuahua and we call for the human rights of the mountain communities to be guaranteed.”

“During the meeting, community experiences on the defense of the territory were exchanged between the highland communities of Chihuahua and a Purépecha representative of the Cherán people in #Michoacán.”

On Facebook, PBI-Mexico also explained:

“On June 12 and 13, the meeting of Indigenous Communities was held in Coloradas de la Virgen, municipality of Guadalupe and Calvo, organized by the Network in Defense of Indigenous Territories of the Sierra Tarahumara and representatives of a dozen communities from the #SierraTarahumara.

Community experiences about the defense of the territory and natural resources were exchanged together with a representative Purépecha from the Cherán people in #Michoacán and petitions were raised to the State Human Rights Commission – CEDH Chihuahua.

Coloradas de la Virgin is a paradigmatic case of the violations to #human rights suffered by those who defend the forest and territory in the Sierra. Hundreds of people have been displaced, while harassment and killings persist. More on that here.

From PBI Mexico we express concern about the high rates of violence faced by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Tarahumara in #Chihuahua and we call for the guarantee of human rights in the Sierra Tarahumara.”

 


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