EZLN’s CCRI Welcomes the Indigenous Governing Council to Oventik

Words of Welcome from the CCRI of the Altos Zone of Chiapas, by compañera Jessica

Good morning.

Compañeros and compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress:

Compañeros and compañeras of the Indigenous Governing Council:

Compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez:

Compañeros and compañeras of the National and International Sixth:

Brothers and sisters who come as national and international visitors to join us here today:

Brothers and sisters from the different communities, regions, and municipalities:

Brothers and sisters from the national and international free and alternative media:

Brothers and sisters from the national and international press:

In the name of all the compañeros and compañeras who are bases of support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation and their autonomous authorities from this zone, the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee of this Highlands zone of Chiapas cordially welcomes you to this meeting with the Indigenous Governing Council and its spokeswoman, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, who have begun their tour from these southeastern lands and will go all the way to the north of our country, Mexico.

Thank you for having come to Oventik to hear the words of the Indigenous Governing Council and its spokeswoman, as well as the words of other compañeros and compañeras.

We Zapatista women and men receive you with open hearts in this meeting space, Caracol II “Resistance and rebellion for humanity,” Altos zone of Chiapas.

Let us listen, then, to the words of our spokeswoman and the other compañeras and compañeros who are going to speak.

Welcome to all of you: brothers, sisters, compañeros and compañeras.

Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee – Altos Zone of Chiapas, Mexico.

October 19, 2017

Thank you.

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