Apaches from Mexico and the US reconcile in Chihuahua with the earth

The city of Chihuahua was the venue for the meeting between Apache tribes and other indigenous peoples, who had a coexistence where dialogue, brotherhood and in which a message was sent to society in general to reconciliation with the land.

Apaches perform different ceremonies to have reconciliation and reunion with the land, as their ancestors did. Image: El País
Apaches perform different ceremonies to have reconciliation and reunion with the land, as their ancestors did. Image: El País

A few days after the event the organizers had problems with the coordination of the State Government, so they were relegated to a remote area, a private farm that they managed with improvisation. However, this did not discourage the attendees, who held ceremonies, meetings, exhibitions, tours and also camped on the site.

Apaches and descendants of Jicarilla Apache tribes from northern New Mexico, Apache Reserve Arizona dancers, members of the Mescalero Apache group of New Mexico and the Lipanes group from the state of Texas met at the event.

Also Jicapus de Coahuila, among other states of northern Mexico. This is the second edition of this event in which the representatives emphasized that as an Apache nation they are still present and alive.

Yesterday the participants were part of ceremonies such as temascales, also went to the town of Santa Eulalia where 500 years ago spent the winters, as well as the location of wars between Apaches and Tobosos, the latter who lived in what is now Aldama city.

Today will be the closing of this meeting where some of what transpired was the message of some of the Apaches who performed different ceremonies to have reconciliation and reunion with the land, as their ancestors did.

Source: Eldiariodechihuahua.mx

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