Tu lu’umil Dziuche’e’ yaan kex 7 u mejen kajtalil tu’ux kajakbal kex 3,611 máako’ob ka’anal u yicho’ob tumen maya máako’ob, leeyli’ u t’aniko’ob mayat’aane’, leeyli’ u meyajtiko’ob Ch’a’acháak yéetel waajil koole’. Tuláakal u kajnáalilo’ob, xiibo’ob yéetel xch’upo’ob, ku táakpajalo’ob te’el k’iimbesaja’, yaan máax ts’ik u xkaaxil, sakan, che’ yéetel taak’in ti’al u beetchajal u píibil. Ku láaj ts’abal u t’aanil ti’ tuláakal u chan kaajil ti’al ka’aj taako’ob u jaanto’ob u k’óolil yéetel ka’ak táakpajako’ob ti’ tuláakal ba’ax ku beetchajali’ je’el bix le payalchi’ ti’ Yuum K’áaxo’, ti’ u tsa’ayal le u nalil koolo’ yéetel ti’ yuum Cháak.
U jeel meyaj ku beetiko’obe’ leti’ le u tsikiko’ob le sijnáalilo’, ku k’áatiko’ob ichil u payalchi’ob ti’ le Aluxo’ob u yuumilo’ob le k’áaxo’ wa je’el u cha’abal ti’ob u meyajtiko’ob le lu’umo’, tumen wa ma’ tu beetiko’ob beyo’ le Aluxo’obo’ ku pu’ujsiko’ob máak tumen u yuumilo’ob le kúuchilo’obo’.
Jats’uts jaylik u boonlil u lu’umil, tu paach u najilo’obe’ yaan paak’alo’ob ku yichaankilo’obi’ yéetel janabil xíiwo’ob, so’oyo’ob beeta’an yéetel kolóojche’.
In the territory of the Dziuché Ejido, there are 7 localities with a population of 3,611 inhabitants who are proud to be descendants of the Mayan culture, maintaining their language and ancestral traditions such as the Ch’a’aCháak, the petition to the god Chac to request rain at harvest time, through the collective “first fruits” of the people, a ceremony where men and women of the community collaborate, donating dough, chicken, wood and money to make the pibes, inviting the whole community to eat. Each family offers the individual “primicia” through the waajil koole’ at the end of the harvest.
Another of the inherited traditions is the respect to nature, asking permission through prayers and offerings to the Aluxo’ob, owners of the mountain for the use of their lands, since if not, the Aluxo’ob frighten the people to avoid their permanence in the sacred places. The offering is made on a milpa altar where pozole (pre-cooked dough dissolved in water) is placed.
The landscape is picturesque, the houses have in their backyard fruit trees with vegetables used by the housewives and fenced chicken coops of kolóoche’
474 ejidatarios of Dziuché rejected the petition to turn over 14,026 hectares of their property to become a state Natural Protected Area. This petition was requested by representatives of the government of Quintana Roo, SEMA and Amigos de Sian Ka’an.
The government of Quintana Roo issued a decree declaring the Chichankanab lagoon system a protected natural area.
The decree was published in the Periódico Oficial del Estado on April 1, 2011.
ProDESC began a process of legal accompaniment with the Dzuiché Ejido, filing a lawsuit for indirect protection against the acts depriving the ejido of its property by the decree issued in 2011.
The Dziuché ejido and ProDESC obtained the provisional suspension of the decree declaring the Chichankanab lagoon system a natural protected area.
The ejido Dzuiché was granted a protective injunction to annul the decree that affects its lands.
The government of the State of Quintana Roo published in the Periódico Oficial, the ruling that annulled the decree declaring the Chichankanab lagoon system a natural protected area.
The “creation” of this reserve was imposed on the ejido and the Mayan people, infringing on the agrarian rights of the owners of the land decreed as a natural protected area, as well as their rights as indigenous people.
By establishing a polygon within the Natural Protected Area, it officially seeks to preserve its great ecological value; however, it opens up the use and enjoyment of the administration and natural resources to third parties, such as companies or civil associations outside of the ejido, through agreements signed with the Secretary of Ecology and Environment (SEMA).