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2019

This article by Leo Adam Biga from El Perico, describes the efforts of the Maya People in Omaha to exercise the political and spiritual sovereignty dimension of its Identity. 

 https://leoadambiga.com/tag/omaha-maya-community/

https://issuu.com/thereader_elperico/docs/7.4.19filescombined  -El Perico pdf version

El Perico May 30th 2019 .  Interview from Ellen Struve about collaboration with CMPI in the play EPIC 

https://issuu.com/thereader_elperico/docs/5.30.19filescombined

2018

In September 2018, CMPI was instrumental in facilitating a summit between the Akateko, Chuj, Popti and Q’anjob’al Maya Government. This historic summit between two Indigenous Peoples Governments were supported by allies including Cultural Survival, The Guatemala Human Rights Commision, (GHRC), the Network in Solidarity With Guatemala (NISGUA) and Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim.  Below is an article by NISGUA. 

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/nation-nation-comunidad-maya-pixan-ixim-omaha-nebraska

2017

Indigenous Peoples Self Determination -Mayans in Omaha. 2017

https://nisgua.org/accompanier-perspectives-from-huehuetenango-to-omaha-ne/

2015

When Students Become Teachers. Creighton University 2015 

https://www.creighton.edu/creightonmagazine/2015fallunewsmedstudentsmaya/

Q’anjob’al Maya nation and Omaha Nation establish diplomatic relationship 2015

https://www.omaha.com/news/local/omaha-tribe-celebrates-years-of-peace-and-friendship-with-united/article_33a2e0f9-f9b5-5a47-8b01-043584e90445.html 

2014

GHRC visits Qanjobal Community in Omaha, NE  August 13,2014

https://ghrcusa.wordpress.com/tag/omaha/

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Conference: Summary and Reflections , by Dr. John Stone and Luis Marcos

http://www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/CHPE/Focus_pdfs/fall-2014.pdf

2013

In 2013, CMPI organized the first International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Conference. This was in Collaborative Efforts with what was then the Native American Studies Program under Creighton University’s Department of Anthropology.  The primary objective of the Conference was to explore ways to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN-DRIPS). This article below describes the need for Maya Languages to be recognized by social service institutions and the efforts of CMPI to address the need for Maya Language Interpreters.  The Interpreters training took place in parallel to the 2013 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. 

http://netnebraska.org/article/news/mayan-interpreters-serve-language-and-cultural-needs-omahas-guatemalan-community

Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim and University Researchers: Partnering in Community Health Development

Luis Marcos, M. Rosales, Alexander Rödlach, John Stone

https://sfaajournals.net/doi/abs/10.17730/praa.34.1.w8n1x25305v0735l

2012

Maya Health Assessment study 2012

https://www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/AllThingsIgnatian/Posters2012/61%20Maya.pdf

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