Schedule for the Indigenous Governing Council Tour in Chiapas, October 14-19, 2017
To the National Indigenous Congress:
To the original peoples of Chiapas and Mexico:
To the Chiapan and Mexican people:
To the free, alternative, autonomous, or whatever-you-call-them media:
To the national and international press:
Within the framework of the National Working Assembly between the Indigenous Governing Council and the peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to be held at CIDECI, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, October 12, 13, and 19, 2017, we hereby inform you that individuals, groups, collectives, and organizations of the Sixth, Chiapas indigenous communities and organizations who belong to the National Indigenous Congress, and the Zapatista bases of support and EZLN Sixth Commission have organized a series of events to greet the Indigenous Governing Council—the voice, ear, and heart of the Native peoples of the CNI—which will be held in the Southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas according to the following schedule:
Saturday, October 14, 2017: Community of Guadalupe Tepeyac, MAREZ (Zapatista Autonomous Municipality in Rebellion) of “San Pedro de Michoacán.” Time is undetermined as it depends on how much time it takes to get from CIDECI to Guadalupe Tepeyac. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.
Sunday, October 15, 2017: Caracol of Morelia, MAREZ of “17 de Noviembre,” Tzotz Choj zone. Time is undetermined as it depends on how much time it takes to get from Guadalupe Tepeyac to the Caracol of Morelia. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.
Monday, October 16, 2017: Caracol of Garrucha, MAREZ of “Francisco Gómez,” Selva Tzeltal zone. Time is undetermined as it depends on how much time it takes to get from the Caracol of Morelia to the Caracol of Garrucha. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Caracol of Roberto Barrios, MAREZ of “Trabajo,” Northern Zone of Chiapas. Time is undetermined as it depends on how much time it takes to get from the Caracol of Garrucha to the Caracol of Roberto Barrios. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Bad government municipality of Palenque, Chiapas. 10:00am. Travel to CIDECI in San Cristóbal de las Casas. The CIG will spend the night at CIDECI.
Thursday, October 19, 2017. Caracol of Oventik, MAREZ of “San Andrés Sakamch’en de los Pobres,” Highlands (Los Altos) zone of Chiapas. Return to CIDECI where the work of the assembly concludes.
Entry is free. There will be no distribution of food provisions, t-shirts, buckets, cement, cisterns, aluminum sheeting, baseball caps, sandwiches, juice boxes, or promises.
The free media and the paid media should register at CIDECI in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, on October 11, 12, and 13, in order to have access to specially constructed areas where they can carry out their work under appropriate conditions (especially video and photography).
Individuals, groups, collectives and organizations that are adherents of the Sixth in Chiapas
Indigenous communities and organizations of the National Indigenous Congress in Chiapas
Sixth Commission of the EZLN
Mexico, September 15, 2017