More than 100 indigenous families benefited from the approach of basic services such as electricity and drinking water, thanks to the efforts made by the Secretary for Social Inclusion and Gender Equality (SISIG) of Baja California.
Similarly, during 2020 the SISIG trained families from the Purépecha communities of Mexicali, Tijuana, and Ensenada to create cooperatives that promote the sale of handicrafts and the sustainability of their communities.
The head of the state agency, Alma Sarahí Arellano Rosas explained that, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, all the recommendations and sanitary measures issued by the health authorities were translated to prevent the spread of the disease among indigenous peoples.
Also, last August the first Virtual Cultural Festival of Indigenous Peoples was held in commemoration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples.
The head of the SISIG added that consultation was carried out for the reform of the addition of Title VI to the Law of Indigenous Rights and Culture of Baja California, to establish the fundamental concepts for the comprehensive care of said communities.
It should be noted that the aforementioned work is part of the State Development Plan, to combat the social backwardness of indigenous groups living in vulnerable situations.
“Our objective is to eliminate the discrimination that impacts indigenous communities and inclusively promote their development, actions that we will continue in 2021,” she concluded.