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DIF Prepares Activities in Puerto Vallarta for Indigenous People's Day

Team Angels/Gerardo Gonzalez - Vallarta Opina
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August 5, 2017

In order to promote the culture, rights and cosmovision of indigenous peoples, the DIF System chaired by Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos is organizing a series of activities from August 5 to 11, in the framework of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples to be commemorated on the 9th of this month, so that the Vallartans and visitors know a little more about the customs and traditions of the different ethnic groups settled in Puerto Vallarta.

"Although in this city we do not have an indigenous group of origin, the reality is that we have 14 ethnic groups integrated by Náhuatls, Otomíes, Mixtecos, Tzotziles, Triquis, Zapotecas, Wixárikas, Purépechas, Mayas, Coras, Huicholes, Mazahuas, Huastecos and Mayas of Sonora, which make up a population of 8 thousand people who already reside in our municipality," said the president of the welfare agencies.

He explained that on Wednesday, August 9, at the Sunscape Hotel at 6:00 pm, the conference "Being indigenous, being a migrant in Puerto Vallarta" will be held free of charge for all people who want to attend. In addition, testimonies of indigenous people who migrated will be presented and certificates of INEA will be delivered to those who finished their primary and secondary education.

"The conference will discuss the challenges, obstacles and positive experiences of indigenous migrants to urban areas, as well as their incorporation into a society other than their own," said the first lady.

The rest of the week, the DIF System has prepared the following activities in the premises of the commercial square La Isla: Saturday 05 at 19:30 hours, opening of the event and presentation of the Totonaca Dance, Hua-Hua, which repeats on Sunday, August 6 at the same time, and at 20:00 hours the talk "The value of the grandparents", taught by the Nahuatl Indian, Raymundo Trinidad.

For Monday 07, at 19:30 hours has prepared the Prehispanic Dance; At 20:00 hours the Traditional Medicine talk by Raymundo Trinidad and 21:00 hours, a pre-Hispanic dance. On Tuesday August 8 will be offered instrumental music and Huichol music from 19:00 hours. To conclude the week, on Friday 11 the folkloric ballet "Xiutla", will present the Guelaguetza of Oaxaca, at 19:30 hours.

Translated and edited by Team Angels

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