In preparation for the 4th session of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations, a meeting of indigenous representatives from throughout the world was held in Geneva, Switzerland, the week before the Working Group session.
Alvaro Vasquez, representative of the Assembly of Zapotec and Chinantec Peoples of the Oaxaca Sierra was in the San Francisco Bay Area to organize an exposition of Zapotec-Chinantec lithographs and to show videos about his people.
The on-going conflict between the inhuman dictatorship of General Pinochet and grassroots organizations continues to effect the Mapuche. On September 3, in Temuco, 300 miles south of Santiago, paramilitary commandos fired at the office of the Mapuche…
James Muneta, a frequent contributor of articles and illustrations to the SAIIC newsletter, as well as a participant in SAIIC radio programs, returned to fulfill the position of coordinator of programs for the disabled Indigenous.