Annual Dinner
Join us on December 3 at 6:30PM in Berkeley to hear from Roderico Díaz, a Maya Kaqchikel photojournalist and documentary filmmaker.
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"How to Stop a Dam With Indigenous Resistance" - This fall, José Gómez, a Maya Mam organizer with ACODET, will lift up lessons from successful community organizing in the face of the Xalalá dam.
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Since 2005, over a million Guatemalans have voted against resource extraction projects in their territories. But a bill currently before Guatemalan Congress seeks to co-opt this powerful display of community self-determination.
For years, communities impacted by Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine have creatively organized to denounce its lack of social license. Now, they are maintaining a 24-hour peaceful encampment to protest the mine's ongoing presence.
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Standing with communities as they defend their lives and territories against unjust trade policies and the violent imposition of resource extraction projects.

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In support of Guatemalans who seek an end to impunity and justice for crimes committed during the Internal Armed Conflict.

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Drawing deeper connections through international solidarity, linking communities in the U.S. and Guatemala in the global movement for justice and self-determination.

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Providing a dissuasive presence at the request of Guatemalan organizations and communities who are at risk for their work seeking justice for crimes of the past and defending their lives, culture and territory against the imposition of resource extraction projects.

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Open for signatures: International statement of Indigenous Peoples on the right to self-determination

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Español abajo. The following statement was written by Indigenous communities in the Ixcán, Cobán, and Uspantán regions of Guatemala. At the request of the authors, NISGUA invites Indigenous and Indigenous-descendent individuals and Indigenous-led organizations to add their signatures. To [...]

Solidarity Update: October 2018

October 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Solidarity Update news recap: NISGUA’s Fall Speaking Tour Kicks Off in November; AJR President, Edwin Canil, speaks on the fight for justice for genocide in "Learning From Survivors" talk;  NISGUA welcomes a new GAP cohort; Former accompanier and NISGUA fellow Claire [...]

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