02 Feb Venezuelan Indigenous People Live a New History (Radio Cadena Agramonte)
Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 2.- The 40 indigenous peoples of Venezuelan participated yesterday in inclusion programs promoted by the government to safeguard, preserve and revaluate elements of cultural heritage of each native community.
Coordinator of the Añu People in Zulia state, Adalberto Chirinos, indicated that the rights of the indigenous peoples are an historical commitment and a pending debt.
Chirino added that previous governments set up a process of trans-culturalization that changed the ancestral culture of respect for mankind and nature through different forms of speech and food.
The 1961 Constitution did not consider the interests of the original peoples because it excluded the inherent rights of the first inhabitants.
However, he pointed out, in the past 12 years the Bolivarian revolution has promoted the rescue of ancestral values, social, political and economic organization and rights to the land that they traditionally inhabited. …Go to article.