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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ecuadorian Indigenous Debate Constitution

Quito, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederation of the Kichwa Nationality of Ecuador (ECUARUNARI) is holding a meeting on Monday to define that movement's strategy after the new Constitution come into force.

ECUARUNARI President Humberto Cholango pointed out that they will propose draft bills to implement the articles on intercultural issues and plurinationality in the new Constitution, which was approved by 64 percent of Ecuadorians in a referendum on September 28.

He added that during this period of transition, the indigenous people must submit draft bills to facilitate the implementation of the new Constitution and prevent any misinterpretation of Ecuadorian legislation.

The strategy will be defined in conjunction with the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), whose leaders were invited to the meeting, Cholango noted.

Participants in the meeting will discuss the ways to defend the rights of native communities.

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