In the framework of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the international solidarity project RAIZS Artisanat Equitable was presented to the students of the Iqbal Masih school in the area of Saint Denis 93000 in the Ile de France region.

The project, which wishes to sustainable development, rescuing the traditional processes of Mexican art developed by indigenous communitiesthrough the direct acquisition, without intermediaries, of their production via fair tradeHe collaborates with many collectives and communities in different regions of Mexico.

Veracruz, Guerrero, Chiapas, via Oaxaca, Campeche and Jalisco are some of the regions that are represented in the Mexican shop RAIZS Artisanat Equitable.

Mexico has 68 indigenous peoples which account for nearly 12 million inhabitants. In 2015 they were 6.5% of the Mexican population.

Traditions, languages, textile art, gastronomy as well as some information about the cultural diversity that these communities bring to the richness of Mexico were addressed in this day of sharing and promotion of Mexican culture.

Many thanks to Professor Marc Dutertre for his invitation to share with his students the richness of Mexico's cultural diversity and the importance of indigenous peoples in preserving the environment, preserving languages and knowledge, building peace and reconciliation in the world.

The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a celebration that was approved in 2016 by the United Nations and proclaimed in 2019, which aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of indigenous languages around the world, with the aim of establishing a link between language, development, peace and reconciliation.

Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use approximately 22% of the planetary territory. They have between 370 and 500 million inhabitants and represent the majority of the world's cultural diversity, as they have created and speak the majority of the world's almost 7,000 world languages. Many indigenous peoples continue to addressing situations of marginalisation, extreme poverty and other human rights violations. Through collaboration with indigenous peoples, theUNESCO strives to help them meet the many challenges they face and recognises their important role in maintaining the world's cultural diversity and biodiversity.

Photos taken on the Internet / Miguel Sosme

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