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Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim: Reinforcing Our Roots, Living Our Maya Heritage

The United Nations designates August 9th as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In recognition of this, Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim has joined with other Native Nations to co-host a day of ideas, connection and inspiration. The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Summit brings together political, academic and cultural authorities to discuss native nation sovereignty and environmental justice. The planning committee of the Summit welcomes you to this historic gathering on the Omaha Nation’s homeland, which is known today as Omaha, Nebraska. 

Indigenous Peoples sovereignty and environmental justice are intertwined issues that concern everyone. At this Summit, Indigenous peoples spiritual-political authorities and governments will address the state of the world's Indigenous Peoples sovereignty, and how that affects Indigenous Nations’ past, present and future stewardship of Mother Earth.

As well, social scientists, environmental scientists, and Indigenous elders and tradition bearers will offer insights on how Indigenous Nations offer strategic alliances in solving the collective global problem of environmental degradation’s impact on human health. This summit will provide a prime opportunity to network and synergize with Indigenous Nations. 

Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim has joined with other Native nations to co-host a day of ideas, connection and inspiration.

Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim has joined with other Native nations to co-host a day of ideas, connection and inspiration.

Schedule for the day:

7:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Maya Community Center 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer MCC South Omaha Conference Room 9:30 a.m. Morning Plenary

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Morning Panel

12:00 Noon Break

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. Afternoon Panel

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:00 p.m. End of Summit 

Themes of the day:

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  • Intersectionality of Native Rights & addressing climate change.
  • We want the world to see Native People and partner with Native People.
  • Positivity, hope and using ancient wisdom to guide a sustainable future.
  • An international agriculture summit taking place in Nebraska.

The Planning Committee:

  • Luis Marcos, Executive Director, CMPI, Ambassador to the Omaha Nation, Akateko, Chuj and Q'anjob'al Maya Government
  • Dr. Rudi Mitchell, Great-Great-Great Grandson of Chief Big Elk, Former Chairman of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa, Ambassador to the Q’an’jobal Mayan Government,, Professor Emeritus of Native American Studies at Creighton Universit
  • Jill Wells, Grant Writer, The Nature Conservancy
  • Brandon Cobb, Cherokee Nation, The Nature Conservancy Fellow
  • Kevin Mahler, Owner & President, Contributed Line
  • Dave Pantos, Esq., Candidate (D), County Attorney, Douglas County, Nebraska

https://www.pixanixim.org/indigenous-summit-2022.html

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-peoples-summit-tickets-343073420837 

The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Summit is set for Tuesday, August 9.

The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Summit is set for Tuesday, August 9.

Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim: Reinforcing Our Roots, Living Our Maya Heritage (CMPI) is a 501 (c)(3) organization of the Maya Community in Nebraska dedicated to empowering the Maya people through community development programs. 

Our Mission

To improve the health and well-being of Mayan people through community development strategies in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States, and Q’anjob’al Maya territory consistent with the Q’anjob’al Maya system of social organization, in honorable relationships with U.S. sovereign tribal nations, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN DRIP).