Marichuy (née María de Jesús Patricio Martínez) born Tuxpan, Jalisco, Mexico December 23, 1963. Native American Nahua human rights activist; traditional healer. First indigenous woman to run for Mexican presidency; founded National Indigenous Congress, 1996.
“We are standing up, we are standing up to fight. We are determined to risk everything, even death. But we don’t carry drums of war, but rather banners of peace. We want to partner with all the men and women who, upon recognizing us, recognize their own roots.” (Chiapas Support Committee, Oct. 17, 2017; photo mexiconewsdaily)