Millenium Development Goals in Mexico‘s three largely indigenous states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas fall far short in health and education. The goals for development set by the UN, of course, are measured in values established by its member states, not by indigenous societies whose concept of worthwhile development is often at odds with neoliberal globalization. Nevertheless, in terms of health and well-being, it might help if the government of Mexico stopped attacking indigenous communities that are trying to build independent, self-sufficient, self-determinant autonomous zones. It is difficult to make headway when the army and police are murdering your leaders.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here