Tag Archives: Ecuadorian

Drop the “Latino” and Re-Adopt the Indigenous Label for Indigenous People: This is Our Idle No More Movement

Late last night, my father and I talked about how the ethnic term Latino mislabels Indigenous and mixed-Indigenous Mexicans, Ecuadorians, Puerto Rican, etc.. For a long time, he and I believed Latino and Hispanic correctly defined the Spanish-speaking mixed-Indigenous people of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. … Continue reading

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I’m un Cholo, So What?

The other night my father blasted his Ecuadorian music in the living room. My brother groaned and left the space to workout in the bedroom. My sister rolled her eyes and wore her headphones. I hummed to Julio Jaramillo, El Curiquingue, and Don … Continue reading

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Comuna Sacachun Resurrects Ancestral Marriage Ceremony in 2013!

Comuna Sacachun re-integrates Wankavilka marriage ceremonies as a collective effort to recuperate and rescue Indigenous culture, tradition, and ritual in their community. The bride and groom dress in Wankavilka clothing (Deer skirts, Paja de Toquilla hats, and Jaguar shawls) and make a respectful pact with San … Continue reading

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Grupo Danza Folklorico: Let’s Dance El Sanjuanito in New York City!

  As some of you may know, I love to dance El Sanjuanito. Actually, I  love dancing the following genres: Merengue, Salsa, Mapale, Soca Chutney, Bollywood, Cumbia Mexicana, Cumbia Colombiana, and Quebradita. But my favorite is El Sanjuanito. This is an Indigenous … Continue reading

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Huancavilca Tradition: Day of the Dead

My family stopped celebrating the Day of the Dead. They stopped because of all the migrating process in the past decade. They stopped because of all the busy projects they had going on. They stopped because there was no point in visiting our relatives … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Stories

My mother identifies as both: Ecuadorian and Indigenous. She is not ashamed of her Indigenous roots and she misses her home Playas, Ecuador. She would talk about Data de Villamil, her grandparents, the legends of Tin-Tin, La Dama Tapada, El Busque Fantasma, … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Quinde Journey Blog

I celebrate Indigenous People’s Day in 2013 by inviting my friends and readers to join me on a journey where I’m in the process of re-claiming my Wankavilka Comunero identity, language, and heritage. At six years old, I already knew my family was Native. Some of them told … Continue reading

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