Over the last few days I grown more on the idea of researching into what causes stigmas (or in Mexico’s case what allows there to not be one or at
least not a noticeable one) behind being Indigenous in Mexico and Guatemala. I would tackle on these specific countries sections in The Wikipedia Article, “Indigenous peoples of the Americas” In comparison to one another these sections are drastically unbalanced in the quantity of information they provide.
The “Mexico” Section, of this lengthy article provides quite a bit of information about indigenous groups that you would find throughout different regions of the country. It also goes into slight depth about how the government interacts with tribes, recognizing their languages and grantings certain rights that protect their individual languages and overall culture. The “Guatemala” Section, is tiny in comparison really only scratching the surface of information potentially available online. This section mentions how the indigenous languages found throughout the tribes of people, do not enjoy “official” status. Meaning they are not represented in Government or in any official capacity unlike in Mexico where some services and documents can be requested in said indigenous languages. Both of these articles really fail to mention how the general public interacts with indigenous groups, and how their culture still plays an influential part of national and cultural identity. Guatemala’s section specifically lacks information on what role the government plays in interacting, communicating with, and representing this portion of their demographics.
The Talk page for this article really seemed to just be focused on correcting links and citations not so much on the information it held. Besides, someone mentioning that the alphabetical order in which countries were listed made no logical sense when wanting to connect the interactions and cultural similarities between different tribes of Indigenous people through, North America, Central America and South America. But, if you look at this source, I would be able to have a basis of information to add surrounding historical, cultural and modern political information about Indigenous Mayan groups in Guatemala. With a closer look to at Alajazeera’s credentials, I would be able to take into consideration the following source. To expand upon the contemporary issues and dsicrimination indigenous people face throughout Guatemala.