Rigoberta Menchu - Quotes

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I am like a drop of water on a rock. After drip, drip, dripping in the same place, I begin to leave a mark, and I leave my mark in many people's hearts. ---->>>

Let there be freedom for the Indians, wherever they may be in the American Continent or elsewhere in the world, because while they are alive, a glow of hope will be alive as well as a true concept of life. ---->>>

The indigenous peoples never had, and still do not have, the place that they should have occupied in the progress and benefits of science and technology, although they represented an important basis for this development. ---->>>

I feel a deep emotion and pride for the honor of having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1992.

I feel a deep emotion and pride for the honor of having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1992.

When you are convinced your cause is just, you fight for it. ---->>>

It is not possible to conceive a democratic Guatemala, free and independent, without the indigenous identity shaping its character into all aspects of national existence. ---->>>

The priests say the new dawn will be like the rain that fertilizes the soil before we begin to plant our corn. It will renew the natural cycle of life. The Mayan people will once again flourish. I believe in this very strongly. The holy men say we are entering a period of clarity. We are rediscovering our Mayan values. ---->>>


Nationality: Guatemalan
Born: 01-09, 1959
Birthplace: Laj Chimel, Quiché, Guatemala
Occupation: Activist

Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Spanish: [riɣoˈβerta menˈtʃu]; born 9 January 1959) is a K'iche' political activist from Guatemala. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the rights of Guatemala's indigenous feminists during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promoting indigenous rights in the country (wikipedia)