Tag Archives: Latino

Xuxa Says Let’s Play Indian

Xuxa is a Brazilian TV presenter, film actress, businesswoman, and famous singer in both languages – Spanish and Portuguese – in Latin America. She was best known for her children’s song Ilaire in the early 1990s – the first song … Continue reading

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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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Interpreting the Idle No More Movement One Year Later

Yesterday, the Freedom School (a committee from the Intercultural Resource Center) hosted a teach-in titled: “Learning to Move one year later, Interpreting the Idle No More Movement and Indigenous Narratives in North America” at Columbia University. Jarrett Martineau, Cree/Dene digital … Continue reading

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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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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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“The Difference between us Indians and Illegal Mexicans?”

LastRealIndians states the following quote on the Facebook page: “Natives saying ‘You can barely tell the difference between us Indians and them illegal Mexicans that can’t speak English, huh?’ [with a slightly condescending laugh at “can’t speak English”]. ***LOL that’s because … 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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