On July 27th, the Maya Mam community of Nuevo Amanecer celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of their town and twenty years of successful democratic self-governance. Through the celebration, Nuevo Amanecer commemorates its triumphs having survived genocide and attempted erasure, building their sustainable way of life without any support from government, and preserving the town’s historical memory by engaging the youth directly in the preservation process. The town represents the hope of new beginnings and the resilience of indigenous peoples who must overcome even the most harrowing challenges. Read more.
Maya Community Celebrates 20th Anniversary of their Return to Guatemala by Emily Willard
September 4, 2018