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Thursday, November 22, 2012

VIDEO Yaqui Foro Internacional del Agua Nov 2012

Espanol: Conclusion, Foro Internacional del Agua 2012
Conclusion, summary of final statement at the International Forum for the Defense of Water, Vicam Pueblo, hosted by Traditional Authority of Yaqui. Nov. 20-21, 2012.
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

VICAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico -- In solidarity with Zapatistas, Indigenous gathered on Yaqui land in Sonora, south of Arizona and near the coast, to unite in the defense of water. Yaqui are fighting the government of Mexico who wants to seize Yaqui water from the Rio Yaqui for the city of Hermosillo.
Tomás Rojo Valencia, Yaqui, summarizes in this video the final document.
The gathering was hosted by the Traditional Authority of Yaqui at Vicam Pueblo and produced a final document on the defense and respect for water. Speakers also spoke in Yoeme (Yaqui.) O'odham Ofelia Rivas, delegate from the Indigenous National Congress in Mexico, spoke in O'odham.
Photos from the gathering:
Video by Brenda Norrell, Censored News.