Rigoberta Menchú

Happy Birthday to Rigoberta Menchú, a Quiché Indian woman, born on January 9, 1959 in Guatemala.   Menchú is a civil rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1992 for her work on behalf of the indigenous people of Guatemala.  The struggle for indigenous rights has continued since 1492.  Please click here to read her acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize.