Maduro: the Revolution Has Dignified Native Peoples

By  Narkys Blanco on October 12, 2021

In the framework of the commemoration of the 529 years of the Indigenous Resistance, the President of the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, received this Tuesday in Miraflores the native peoples who marched to pay homage to the day of heroic resistance.

During the event he greeted the 37 native peoples of the country who continue in active resistance of their historical struggle and assured that the Miraflores Palace belongs to the people of Venezuela and the native peoples. “Today we celebrate the struggle against colonialism and defend the dignity of our peoples,” said the head of state.

“The Bolivarian Revolution has dignified the peoples, Venezuela has an Indian people that highlights the commitment of the Homeland,” he said while recalling that traditionally on October 12 the racism was celebrated, paying tribute to the murderers and genocides of the world, “forgetting that they were not liberators but rather murderers who came to break the peace of the original peoples of America,” said the President.

He stressed that in Europe a debate has been activated to recognize the genocide vindicating colonialism that has resurfaced in a fascist current to attack the native peoples.

He went on to ask  the King of Spain to apologize to America for the genocide against our native peoples, “Spain sooner rather than later, will have to recognize that there were 300 years of crimes against our indigenous peoples in a long andbarbaric stage of colonialism”.

He announced that Venezuela will propose to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) the creation of a Truth Commission to establish the historical truth of 300 years of European colonialism in American lands.

“It is an offense to all America that the King of Spain still celebrates October 12 as a supposed day of civilization, which is why we join the voices that have been raised to demand the King of Spain to apologize to America for the genocide perpetrated in these lands”.

Likewise, he instructed the Minister of Popular Power for Culture, Ernesto Villegas to form a Truth Commission with historians in order to reconstruct the whole history of colonialism. “We have to advance with conscience and property before the new empires of the North” said Maduro.

He called for strengthening education, work, land, production and literacy of indigenous communities.

Source: Ultimas Noticias, translation Resumen Latinoamericano – English