By Mariángel Calderón. Envoy
Amealco, Queretaro, Mexico, Aug. 9 (Notimex).- From early this morning, members of 68 indigenous communities living in Mexico prepared to celebrate the International Day of Indigenous Peoples in Amealco, Queretaro.
In an interview with Notimex, the general coordinator of Cultural Heritage and Research of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI, for its acronym in Spanish) Cesar Lopez, explained that this day is celebrated around the world by agreement of the United Nations Organization.
In Mexico, he said, this is a special occasion to celebrate because this country is based on the cultural diversity that emanates from these communities.
"We are from the most cultural and diverse countries in the world, in Mexico there are 68 different indigenous communities".
He said the celebration has representatives and guests from the 68 indigenous communities, as well as the Consultative Council of the organization; in addition, the cultural topic with dances from the state of Guanajuato will predominate, with a performance by Chichimeca Jonaz dance group.
The Carnival dance from the state of Chiapas, the Sinaloa Deer and the Pineapple from Oaxaca is mixed with the musical company of the monumental band of 150 musicians, who are actually four fused bands and made up by people from original communities.
According to Cesar Lopez, the band is a sample of the monumental concert that the organism performs every year in Oaxaca, at the auditorium of the Guelaguetza.
He also highlighted the importance of recognizing and appreciating the culture of indigenous communities, "there is still much to be done, unfortunately in Mexico there are still high rates of discrimination, and it is precisely indigenous people who are being more discriminated."
Prior to the official celebration of this day in Amealco, Queretaro, the official added that the event seeks to enhance Mexican culture to prevent the discrimination phenomenon from continuing to affect original indigenous communities.
Prior to the ceremony to celebrate the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples, he explained that the groups that will be presented this day made important efforts for the organization of the event, which this year is more of a traditional closure, unlike in 2017 when the work that was made by young members of these communities was shown.