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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 5

November 14, 2019 By: Laura Robinson October 12th, 2019 marked 527 years since the discovery of America, however, this year also marked 527 years of Indigenous resistance. Resistance which the Committee of Small Highland Farmers (CCDA) engages in wholeheartedly.  The CCDA engages in the struggle for the protection of land, life, human rights, and people […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 4

November 13th, 2019 By: Scott Smith It’s 5:15 AM – “time to get up folks” is the voice that echoed through the house.  Late into the evening last night, we arrived by boat to Rio Negro. The power was out on our arrival and so we didn’t get to get a good look at our […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 3

November 12, 2019 By: Andrea Currie Once again, we awakened to a lovely day in this beautiful country that evokes such a mix of powerful feelings.  We are absorbing as best we can, the stories our partners here are telling us about the horrific trauma of massacres, sexual violence and enslavement the Maya Achi have […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 2

November 11, 2019 by Lydia Jenkinson We gathered this morning at 6am in the courtyard of our Rabinel hotel. Our water bottles were filled and we all had shoes on suitable for hiking. We knew our itinerary for this day was filled with meaning-filled things but I don’t believe we had any idea just how […]

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BTS 2019 Delegation to Guatemala- Day 1

November 10. 2019 It’s a beautiful day in Guatemala! Many of us journeyed here from Eastern Canada, through an earlier-than-we’d like snowstorm.  The sun and blue skies that greeted us were a very welcome change! We all-with the exception of one group member, to join up with us a touch later-arrived on Saturday night in […]

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