Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 26, 2022

Wixarika Walked 32 Days to Mexico City for Return of their Land: Press Conference Today


On April 25, 2022, more than 200 members of the community of San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán and its annex Tuxpan de Bolaños, belonging to the Wixárika people and located in the municipalities of Mezquitic and Bolaños, Jalisco, started a caravan on foot that seeks to reach to Mexico City and demand from the head of the federal executive power the restitution of more than 11,000 hectares of communal land located on the borders of Jalisco and Nayarit.

Wixárika Dignity and Consciousness Caravan Program in Mexico City

“Our feet are tired, but we are more tired of waiting for justice so that our lands are restored to us."

 May 26

5:00 a.m. Exit of the Marchioness, Route: Constituyentes, Highway Reforma Interior Circuit
1:00 p.m. Reception of the Caravan at the Antimonument at 43
2:00 p.m. Press conference at the Antimonument at 43
16:00 hrs Restarts the Caravan to the Basilica of Guadalupe
Route: Reforma Calzada de Guadalupe
18:00 hrs Arrival at the Basilica of Guadalupe
8:00 p.m. Overnight on the esplanade of the Basilica

Friday May 27

7:00 a.m. Ceremony to Ta Tei Yurienaka (Our Mother Earth)
8:30 a.m. Caravan to the CDMX socket
Route:Causeway of the Mysteries, Av. Insurgentes, Central axis, Tacuba
Plaza de la Constitución, National Palace
11:00 a.m. Arrival at the zócalo, reception and press conference at the gates of the National Palace
Meeting to define route to follow

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After walking more than 900 kilometers for 32 days, with temperatures of up to 40 degrees and crossing various states of the country from Jalisco to Mexico City, the Wixárika Caravan of Dignity and Consciousness from San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán and Tuxpan de Bolaños will arrive at the Mexico City this Thursday, May 26, to request the restitution of our lands. We also walked with the goal that on May 27 the country's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, would receive us at the National Palace.

For this reason, we invite you to cover the reception of our caravan and the press conference that we will carry out in the Antimonument for the 43, between Reforma Avenue and Bucareli, in Mexico City. The reception of the Caravan will be at 13:00 hrs. and the press conference will start at 2:00 p.m., both activities on Thursday, May 26. We will announce our next steps within the city, our actions and political position, as well as the legal status of property on our land.

“Our feet are tired, but we are more tired of waiting for justice so that our lands are restored to us. That is really exhausting."


Wixárika Dignity and Consciousness Caravan

San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlan and Tuxpan de Bolaños

Originally published on the website of the National Indigenous Congress: may/ón-y-conferencia-de-prensa-llega-la-caravana-wixarika-a-la-ciudad-de-mexico/

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