Irma Velásquez Nimatuj: Un enfoque indígena a la actual ‘crisis’ de inmigración
The second of two talk on the resistances and challenges of the contemporary Maya.
Friday, October 23, 2020
IRMA ALICIA VELÁSQUEZ NIMATUJ is a Maya-K’iche’ social anthropologist and journalist. She has been at the forefront of struggles for respect for indigenous cultures. She was Executive Director of the Mecanismo de Apoyo a Pueblos Indígenas Oxlajuj Tzikin (Support Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples) (2005-2013). In 2002 she played a key role in the historical process of setting legal precedent through a court case that made racial discrimination illegal in Guatemala.