Our Condolences To The Family Of Dianna Ortiz and Friends
All one needs to do is look at past photographs of Dianna Ortiz to see the vibrancy and fire in her face for life and compassion. This look of love, compassion and peace can be seen also in Nelson Mandela, the look of peace, compassion and serenity, but most of all contentment and good health. All this was taken away when Dianna Ortiz decided to go to the Highlands of Guatemala and teach children how to read and write and have a better life. What happened to Dianna was the same thing that has happened to many Indigenous peoples, farmers and citizens living simple lives on their traditional territories. Dianna, a nun for the Roman Catholic Church, trying to help the people during civil war in Guatemala was captured, raped and tortured by the same death squads that were killing Mayan citizens in their homeland. These same atrocities are happening in the Honduras today. Dianna was later freed and spent her life advocating for Human Rights and Anti Torture Laws, because she learned that the US government had trained the Death Squads of Guatemala and financed paramilitary armies of Guatemala during this time. Dianna Ortiz was born Sept 2, 1958 and died Feb 19, 2021. At this time we the people, the citizens of Mother Earth, send Our Deepest Condolences to Dianna Ortiz’s family and friends. Without Dianna the atrocities of the Guatemalan Death Squads and Genocide would not be as documented. Dianna Ortiz is in the same company as Chico Mendez, Martin Luther King, Bishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, who fought for justice and human rights.
Thank you for listening.
Danny Beaton Turtle Clan Mohawk