Los Angeles, California, January 14, 2009
Gaspar Rivera-Salgado (FIOB) Phone: (310) 206-3910 (Los Angeles)
Rufino Dominguez-Santos (CBDIO) Phone: (559) 499-1178 (Fresno)
STATEMENT ON THE INDIGENOUS TRIQUI IN GREENFIELD
The Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations (FIOB) and the Binational Center for the Development of Indigenous Oaxacans (CBDIO) join forces to inform the media and the general public about their position towards the case of the indigenous Triqui Marcelino de Jesús Martínez.
1. One of the hardships of living in a multicultural country like the United States is being able to understand the multiple cultural practices that are brought by the various migrant groups. It is imperative, both for the FIOB and the CBDIO, that there is a broad understanding of the diverse cultural practices and customs of the indigenous communities.