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“Corn is the foundation of our life.”

Xuba’ nga rusibani laadu.

Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México

October 12-14, 2022

          This conference will bring together Indigenous farmers, knowledge holders, storytellers, traditional food preparers and preservers, Indigenous artisans, defenders of the rights to territory, water, seeds, so that the sacred beings of corn that give us survival persevere. Participants will include Indigenous Peoples from North America, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

The gathering will be a camp-out at the facilities of the Guenda rudxhiiba’ guendaró xtinu (Food Sovereignty) Cooperative, located on the ranch “La Estancia”, in the Indigenous community of Guidxiguié, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with what they will need but camping supplies will be provided as needed. Those who wish to stay in a hotel should make their reservations and arrange their transportation at their own expense. The nearest hotels are in the city of Juchitán, 15 minutes from the site.

Traditional sunrise ceremonies will be held during the days of the event. On the first day in the morning there will be a tour of the Cooperative’s facilities to show the progress of their Food Sovereignty project.

The closest airports are in Huatulco, 2 1/2 hours away, and Ixtepec, 30 minutes away.  There is an international airport in Oaxaca City, about 4 hours from the site by bus.  Rides can be arranged for participants arriving at the closer airports.


Event co-hosted by the International Indian Treaty Council, Unidad de la Fuerza Indígena y Campesina (UFiC), Asamblea de Pueblos Indígenas por la Soberanía Alimentaria (APISA) and Cooperativa Guenda rudxhiiba’ guendaró xtinu


For more information contact Chris Honahnie, [email protected], (+520) 488-9453; Saúl Vicente V., [email protected], (+52) 951181-3781; or Armando Álvarez, [email protected], (+520) 338-4007.

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October 12, 2022
October 14, 2022

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