National: Consultations on National Institute for Indigenous Peoples to Begin


On October 30th, the Indigenous Peoples Commission of the Chamber of Deputies announced that from November 9th to 18th a series of consultations will be held on the Law initiative that aims to create the National Institute of Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Peoples, through ten forums in several states in which the indigenous peoples, communities and authorities will have the opportunity to comment on their possible purposes, attributions and functions.

More broadly, Adelfo Regino, who will head the institute, explained that “six issues will be addressed: the legal nature and purpose of the new body, indigenous peoples as subjects of public law, the powers of the new institute, the principles that should govern institutional performance, administration bodies, as well as strategy of regionalization and transversality.” He stressed that only in Guerrero and Chiapas the forums for consultations will be one per state; while in the rest of the country a meeting is being organized for several entities.

The consultations will begin in Chilpancingo, Guerrero on November 9th.

For more information in Spanish:

Iniciarán en Guerrero las consultas sobre el Instituto Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas (El Sur, 5 de noviembre de 2018)

Pide Adelfo Regino enseñar lenguas indígenas en el país (La Jornada, 5 de noviembre de 2018)

A consulta, instituto de pueblos indígenas en Oaxaca (NVI Noticias, 5 de noviembre de 2018)

Morena hará consulta por el Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (Regeneración, 3 de noviembre de 2018)

Diputados convocan a consulta y foros sobre nuevo Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (MVS Noticias, 1ero de noviembre de 2018)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Nacional : AMLO anuncia estructura y responsable de asuntos indígenas en su gobierno (18 de agosto de 2018)

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