MAY FIRST MARCH IN FRESNO FOR AN IMMIGRATION REFORM
The Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) or Binational Center for the Development of the Indigenous Communities (CBDIO), is a nonprofit corporation, exempt from Federal income tax as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
To achieve the well-being, equality and self-determination of the indigenous communities.
Given the ancestral problems, promote the civic participation, economic, social and cultural development of the indigenous communities.
• Guelaguetza (Mutual support)
• Tequio (Collective work for the community’s well-being)
• Indigenous identity
• Social justice
• Harmony with nature
• Collaboration with other social movements
The use of the petate mat among indigenous peoples
The margin that decorates this web site is the image of a Petate, a mat made out of dried palm leaves. We chose this decoration to honor the creative abilities and knowledge of our indigenous ancestors. This Petate was painted by a Ñuu Savi (Mixtec) scribe in an ancient book, currently known as codex.
Before the arrival of the Europeans to the American Continent, our ancestors used the Petate as a throne on which the queens would sit when they met with the kings in conferences, sacred ceremonies, and special events.
Despite all the material and technological advances in society, the objects made out of palm leaves such as petates, tenates, and mecapales, among other home utensils, these type of products are still been made and used by the Ñuu Savi (Mixtec) people.