The history of the
Congreso Nacional Indigena (CNI)
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- Declaration from the Mountain of Guerrero
- Convencion Nacional Indigena (CNI), 25 December 1994. Having
reunited during the 16,17,18th of December of 1994 in the
ancient territories of the People of the Rain, the People of
the Heart of the Mountain, and the People of the Tiger in
Tlapa, Guerrero the Indigenous Pueblos and Organizations of
Mexico have spoken our Word. The struggle of our brothers in
Chiapas. Autonomy constitutes one of our principal rights.
Constitutional recognition. Struggle within a comprehensive
process of Mexican national democratization. Women delegates.
The indigenous movement at the global level.
- The Declaration of San Cristobal
- National Congress of Indigenous Peoples, 10 and 11 January
1998. The Continuation Committee extension of the National
Congress of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), which met from the
10th to the 12th of January in San Cristobal de las Casas,
Chiapas, elaborated the following Political Declaration
right after the recent incidents that aggravated the
situation of indigenous peoples of Chiapas, and it was
affirmed that indigenous peoples from other regions of Mexico
are suffering the same situation.
- NetwarriorsMarch '98 CNI Report
- From the National Indigenous Congress, 13 March 1998. We are
still waiting for our rights to be recognized. A relationship
based on the principles of plurality, sustainability, integrity,
participation, and free determination declared in San Andres
Sacam Ch'en de los Pobres, but the response of the Mexican
government has been one of military harassment and repression
against our people.
- Indigenous Peoples Congress Statement
- Nuevo Amanecer Press, 12 October 1998. The Second National
Indigenous Congress. We assume the historic task, the
comprehensive rebuilding of our Indigenous Peoples. By
affirming our identity, we affirm that of everyone; that of
those who wish to build a large house where all of us who are
all fit. We ratify that the San Andres Accords are our
word, of which the essence is the constitutional reform
proposed by the Cocopa; the constitutional recognition of
our full collective rights will be the central focus of
our struggles and concerns.
- Preliminary Report on Results from Indigenous
- Nurío, Michoacán, 2, 3 and 4 March 2001. The Third Indigenous
National Congress was attended 3,300 indigenous delegates
officially sent by their communities, representing 42 of the
56 ethnic groups in Mexico. The assembly demanded the
recognition of indigenous rights in the Mexican constitution,
in the form written by the Cocopa (Concord and Peace Commission).
Vicente Fox’s Plan Panamá-Puebla and the proposed superhighway
on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca and Veracruz.
Demilitarization and release of all indigenous political