Chiapas: launch of call for 2014 jTatic Samuel Jcanan Lum

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The Organizing Committee for the “jTatic Samuel jCanan Lum Award 2014” has launched its call as directed to social and civil organizations, different churches and religious groups, and collectives to participate in the promotion and presentation of candidates for the fourth iteration of this recognition.The recognition is given to collectives or individuals who have distinguished themselves “for their contribution to the people in the creation of communal and/or regional alternatives, as well as work directed at unity and peaceful social transformation.”  It does not seek to be an award but rather “a concrete means by which to animate the different paths and efforts taken toward liberation that indigenous peoples and the poor have assumed in their struggles as historical subjects.”It should be recalled that in 1999, Samuel Ruíz García received the charge of jCanan Lum (caretaker of the people and the land) in Amatenango del Valle, on the part of communities of Tsotsil, Tseltal, Tojolabal, Zoque, and Ch’ol peoples.

For more information (in Spanish):

Audio de la convocatoria (Koman Ilel, 23 de enero de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: First anniversary of the death of bishop Samuel Ruiz García; third award of the Jtatik Samuel jCanan Lum recognition (2012) (8 February 2012)

Chiapas: presentation of the jTatic Samuel jCanan Lum Award during the assembly of the Believing People (7 March 2011)

Chiapas: Presentation of the jTatic Samuel jCanan Lum Award to the Coordination of Indigenous Social Organizations XI’NICH (25 February 2011)

Chiapas: celebration and presentation of 2011 jTatic Samuel jCanan Lum Award (31 January 2011)

Chiapas: visit to observe 2011 call for “jTatic Samuel jCanan Lum” Honor denied (30 July 2010)

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