Mexico’s new President incorporated indigenous ceremonies in his inauguration

Mexico’s new President incorporated indigenous ceremonies in his inauguration

Posted By Corinne Oestreich February 11th, 2019 Blog

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's inauguration ceremony included indigenous healers who performed a purification ceremony on stage in front of the audience and people of Mexico. The act was intentional to show his support of Indigenous peoples of Mexico.

“We are going to give special attention to the indigenous people of Mexico,” Lopez Obrador vowed, addressing thousands of people gathered at a stage set up in the plaza. “It is a disgrace that our original communities live with oppression and racism, with poverty and marginalization.”

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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.



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  1. CHARLES WALKINGCROW says:

    That is a good tribal Indian and presidential move, there should be a clear and concise message which helps to create a better understanding and lesson any obstacles that has presented itself

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