The story of the Maya is one of great resilience. A civilization that has preserved a native knowledge over generations of opposition. Throughout their history the Maya have endured unbelievable atrocities, beginning with the Spanish Conquests of the 15th Century, to the Guatemalan Civil War from 1960-1996; in which over 300,000 indigenous people of Guatemala were murdered, and leading still to this present day with assassinations of party members that run for indigenous efforts.

Through almost unbelievable odds, the Maya have been able to perserve their knowledge. And now, half-way through a forty year cycle of change in their calendars,  they have a message for humanity, a message that says we have a chance now to make the world a better place before it becomes too late.

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum