Words of Welcome from the Good Government Council “Corazón del arcoíris de la esperanza” [Heart of the Rainbow of Hope], Tzot’z Choj zone. October 15, 2017.
Arrival of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez to the caracol of Morelia, Chiapas
To the compañeros and compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress.
To the compañeros of the national and international Sixth.
To the compañeros and compañeras of the Indigenous Governing Council.
To our compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, spokeswoman for the Indigenous Governing Council of Mexico.
To those brothers and sisters who have come to meet us for the first time.
Brothers and sisters:
In the name of the Good Governing Council “Corazón del arcoíris de la esperanza” of the Tzot’z Choj zone, and in the name of the men, women, boys, girls, and elder men and women of the bases of support present here, we welcome you all to the seat of the Good Governing Council “Corazón del arcoíris de la esperanza” of the Tzot’z Choj zone, Chiapas, Mexico.
To those who accompany us in this gathering, we ask offer our apologies for not providing you with comfortable lodging, better food, or better service. But we do thank you very much for joining us these few days to accompany our compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, spokeswoman of the Indigenous Governing Council for Mexico and the peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress, and all the men and women who have arrived to see and hear the ways we are organized in this zone.
To all those who are present today and to all those who wanted to come and were not able to, for health reasons or other reasons but who are of the same heart and thought: to seek a life with justice, democracy, and freedom for everyone:
To all the groups, collectives, and organizations that are adherents of the Sixth, the indigenous communities and organizations that are members of the National Indigenous Congress, and the Zapatista bases of support:
WELCOME all of you to this place which is for everyone.
October 15, 2017