Maria Montejo is a member of the Mam Jakaltec community of Indigenous people who reside in the Xajla territory of Guatemala. Twenty-five years ago, Maria and her family came to Canada as refugees and settled in Toronto. Maria works to introduce Canadians to the basic knowledge of the worldview of Indigenous Peoples, as well as their spiritual and cultural values. On Nov. 10, 2016 Maria participated in Crestwood’s “Towards Reconciliation” Symposium, where she highlighted historical and contemporary issues that influence Aboriginal communities.
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