Pedro Uc Be

Pedro Uc Be

Pedro Uc Be es un defensor maya del derecho a la tierra y el territorio, escritor en lengua maya, traductor, docente, promotor cultural y defensor del territorio maya. Como integrante de la Asamblea de Defensores del Territorio Maya Múuch’ Xíinbal y el CNI (Congreso Nacional Indígena), se ha dedicado a proteger las tierras de los pueblos mayas afectadas por mega-proyectos, incluidos la soya transgénica, las granjas porcícolas, las plantas de energía renovable, el turismo de alto impacto y el Tren Maya, el cual pretende ser un tren turístico y regional que atravesaría los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo. Mediante su trabajo como defensor de los derechos humanos, Pedro Uc Be invita a las comunidades a reflexionar de manera crítica y a revalorar la cultura y la legua maya,  y sobretodo les informa sobre sus derechos a la tierra como pueblos originarios.

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  • The Subtle Etymology of the Mayan Language

    The Subtle Etymology of the Mayan Language

    The first rain of the season has just fallen in the community. Five days had passed since they had finished doing the meeyjul Yuum iik‘[1] known as Ch’a’acháak.[2] The farmers could not help but smile as they looked at each other. The women looked as though they were watching someone in their kitchen revealing a…

  • What is Maya, What Is To Be Maya?

    What is Maya, What Is To Be Maya?

    The word Maya is like the seed of maize falling on fertile soil or some stony place, full of thorns, where some hungry birds lurk, desperately looking for a light breakfast in the morning. The seed that falls on fertile soil is what some call pre-Hispanic, Mayanists classify it as a so-called preclassic, classical, or…