Indigenous Women Defending Land and Life Since the Beginning of Time (2009)
melanie cervantes based on concept by yuri lara
20 x 26
10- Color, Handprinted, Archival Lenox Paper, Printed in Oakland CA 2009
As individuals, as organizations, as communities or as a people, indigenous women continually prove their strength in the face of threat and adversity. Our responses show that we are not passive victims of oppression but fierce actors in the indigenous peoples’ struggles for survival. We have formed organizations and networks. They have initiated community-based projects to respond to basic needs of our people.We have been in the forefront of numerous actions of indigenous peoples to defend our land, our lives and our livelihood.