ACTIVE: Community Consultations2018-11-26T22:34:44+00:00

Project Description

Community Consultations: A model of resistance under attack in Guatemala

A bill currently before Guatemalan Congress seeks to co-opt the consultation process and violate the rights of indigenous communities to free, prior, and informed consent. Add your voice in calling on the Guatemalan government to respect the results of community-organized consultations.

Three ways to take action:

1. Print out the postcard and mail it to NISGUA’s office for delivery
2. Read more about the incredible role that consultations play in community organizing to protect land, life, and self-determination
3. Sign the extended action! Petition available here.

Photo: Graham Hunt

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Additional reading about community consultations

3October, 2019

UPDATE: State of siege militarizes communities in Ixcán

UPDATE: 10/22/19 As the state of siege continues, impacts are felt in communities where no state of siege has been requested, as in the case of the municipality of Ixcán, Quiché:  A military incursion in Santa María Tzejá and local military intervention intp internal community conflicts in Pueblo Nuevo [...]

3October, 2019

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Estado de sitio militariza comunidades en Ixcán

ACTUALIZACIÓN: 22/10/2019  Una incursión militar en Santa María Tzejá y la intervención militar local en conflictos comunitarios en Pueblo Nuevo muestran los impactos del estado de sitio abriendo la puerta a la intimidación militar sin control, incluso en los municipios donde ningún estado de sitio ha sido declarado. El [...]

27September, 2019

September Solidarity Update 2019

News recap: Hear the voices of our Guatemalan partners who speak out against the current state of siege, take action to support Xinca land defenders, and read updates on the Maya Achí sexual violence case. Don't miss out on our monthly donor drive that we're launching today! Become a [...]

23September, 2019

Western Regional Assembly statement on the state of siege

On September 4, 2019, Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales declared a state of siege in 22 municipalities and 5 departments of Guatemala. The decree came after an event in Semuy II, El Estor, Izabal, in which three Guatemalan soldiers were killed and multiple community members were injured and criminalized. There [...]

4September, 2019

Solidarity Update: August 2019

News recap: After presidential elections we amplify our partners' analyses as to what they expect from the new government; we also share voices of people in resistance to U.S. Intervention along the Guatemalan border; an update on a significant case against Tahoe Resources, now owned by Pan American Silver; [...]