|Delegation Alex Loiu, Robert Free, Casey Camp, Sarah James|
and Clan mother of Piaroas Tribe.
Second journey to build Indigenous Friendship and Solidarity Jan 2006
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Also see: Part I: Robert Free: How Hugo Chavez brought heating oil to Native Americanshttp://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/03/hugo-chavez-how-he-brought-heating-oil.html
Sharing more stories of the development of solidarity and friendship with Venezuela
|Friendship dance with Mission Guaicaipuro |
medical students of 33 tribes.
Shortly afterward, Caracas hosted the World Social Forum in January 2006. This would be my second trip to Caracas. I tried to get a delegation of indigenous people from the north continent to establish friendship and cultural exchanges and to share our struggles before the World Social Forum. After approaching indigenous organizations ( IITC, AIM, IEN, etc), tribes, all seemed focused on other things or with no resources and declined to join. But I was determined to make this gathering. My interest in the social system of the country under President Hugo Chavez was growing deeper. President Hugo Chavez had re-directed oil wealth from a few hands and pockets, to addressing the needs of the people. I had to see how it was being implemented.