Seri indigenous people ask Claudia Sheinbaum for education for their young people – El Sol de México

In the Emiliana de Zubeldia square in Hermosillo, Sonora, Hundreds of people wait under a sun that gives respite for the arrival of Claudia Sheinbaum, presidential candidate of the Let’s Keep Making History coalition (Morena-PT-PVEM), some are looking for a photograph with the flag bearer or an autograph in the book that tells of her life, others are looking for the requests of an entire community that still see debts in the current federal administration.

Once she arrives at the location, the metal fences do not prevent people from rushing towards the candidate who offers continuity to the legacy of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hug her. She advances and halfway there a group of Triqui women and Seri authorities await her to give her a petition in which they request education for their young people who want to escape poverty.

During her visit to the capital of the state governed by the Morenoist Alfonso Durazo, an entity that was previously a bastion of the PRI, Claudia Sheinbaum makes various promises: guaranteeing the water supply in a state that is thirsty and installing solar panels in homes to reduce the costs for air conditioning which is essential in this region, and also receives proposals.

Gabriel Robles, Governor of Communal Property of the Seri People, said that the first barrier faced by the young people of his town and also Triquis—originally from Oaxaca but who have migrated to Sonora to work—is the lack of universities in Puntua Chueca, a community located more than 100 kilometers from the square that Claudia Sheinbaum visited this Saturday to win votes on June 2 and become the next president of the country.

The indigenous governor explained that young people who decide to leave Punta Chueca and go to Hermosillo to study at university often abandon it because they have nowhere to sleep in the capital; Given this situation, the Seri people formally requested a house for the student so that school dropouts do not continue.

Here we have many young people who are studying in the capital of Sonora, there are times that they return because they have no place to stay, they have no place to rest, to do homework and then we ask for a student house here in Hermosillo so that these boys do not are struggling next yearhe said in an interview with El Sol de México.

Gabriel Robles acknowledged that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has undertaken various programs to help them, including the Seri Justice Plan, however, he said that guaranteeing the education of young people continues to be a pending issue.

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“To be better we need education, that they give us good schools so that people are well, so that young people can work in an office, in a laboratory, be teachers or lawyers. That is what we need in our town, education, That’s what we ask of the federal government,” he said.

This town also faces the extinction of its language, since according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) only 723 people speak Seri, so another demand is a school in which the language is taught and this does not disappear.

“We are asking, apart from that, for a traditional school for the People so that our young people, so that our children do not lose the custom of the mother tongue of the people, that is what we are asking for,” he said.

He added that, if they win, they will seek to meet with Claudia Sheinbaum to propose more actions that the Seri people need.

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