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Mexico and Canada join forces through the exhibition “Miradas Originarias”

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Citlali Haro’s work brings to life the faces of native indigenous women leaders from both countries.

Mérida, Yucatán, October 7, 2023.- A collection of 12 illustrated portraits of indigenous women, nine Mexican and three Canadian, created and interpreted by artist Citlali Haro, make up the exhibition Miradas Originarias, part of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives organized by the North American country.

About this exhibition, the Secretary of Culture and the Arts ( SEDECULTA), Loreto Villanueva Trujillo, said that it is “a narrative about reconciliation and the strengthening of values of indigenous communities, which we can appreciate in each of the portraits illustrated by the artist Citlali Haro, who shares with us precisely that, her view of these great women who are part of that voice that continues to open the conversation about the participation of women in society and the actions to safeguard the native peoples”.

She thanked the Canadian authorities for hosting the exhibition “because we are sure that the best way to transform our entity is through the sum of efforts, in the interest of dialogue, collaboration and strengthening cultural, educational and social ties”.

Graeme Clark, Canadian Ambassador to Mexico, highlighted that “there is no more important and pending task for Canadian society than the full reconciliation with our native peoples and through this exhibition gives us an idea of what can be that reconciliation giving space and a voice to those women who have not had a voice, this emblematic message that can be the leadership, the empowerment of women seems to me a very timely and very important message”.

Miradas Originarias is a project dedicated to highlighting the work that indigenous women do in both countries to help improve the quality of life of indigenous communities and promote opportunities and their equal participation in the societies of their countries.

From Mexico are the faces of Zara Monroy from the Socaaix population of Punta Chueca, Sonora; Micaela Hernández, Shishintonil from Tenejapa, Chiapas; Rubí Huerta, Purépecha from Santo Tomás Michoacán; Martha Sánchez, Amuzga from Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero; Gaby Citlahua, Nahua from Tequila, Veracruz; as well as Irma Pineda and Amaranta Gómez, Zapotecs from Juchitán de Zaragoza and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, respectively, both in Oaxaca.

Complementing the paintings are images by Fátima Gamboa, Mayan from Mérida, Yucatán; and Elda Fernández, Tének from Tamaletom, San Luis Postosí; and from Canada are Tanya Sirois from Pessamit, Quebec; Leena Evic, Inuit from Iqaluit, Nuvavuy; and Angela Lavallee, Ojibway from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This exhibition will be on display during the months of October, November and December and can be seen on Paseo de Montejo Avenue between the intersections of 37th and 39th Streets.

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