Tag Archives: Indigenous People

Re-Indigenize Today #NotYourMascot

As Indigenous youth, people, and elders across the nation push for the name change of the R-word today, this is also a day when “Latinos” and “Hispanics” of mixed-Indigenous and pure-Indigenous origins should support their North American Indigenous relatives in … Continue reading

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Why Did Maria Panchita Fall in Love with Un Cholo Guapo?

Los Mentaos de la Manigua, a Montubio band in Ecuador, promotes oral tradition through their music, which sends a positive message to youth of preserving tradition and culture. In this song, Maria Panchita searches for her type of love outside … Continue reading

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The Young, Strong, and Brave Policarpa Salavarrieta

A couple of years ago, my mother watched a telenovela called La Pola: Amar La Hizo Libre. This telenovela was different from the other cheesy ones in my opinion. It was not about a man choosing between a lover and his wife, Dos Mujeres, … Continue reading

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San Biritute

In the morning of September 30, 1953, while Comuna Sacachun was celebrating the feast of St. Jerome, city council members kidnapped their monolithic totem  pole San Biritute without the permission of the Wankavilka Comunero community.  According to oral tradition, about a century ago, their ancestors found these pre-Colombian artifacts in their … 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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