Tag Archives: Native American

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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Why Keeping In Touch With Your Native Language Does Matter

The Wankavilka president attends a CONAICE meeting (Confederación de Nacionalidades y pueblos indígenas de la Costa Ecuatoriana) – an Indigenous political group aiming to protect the rights of Indigenous people in the Ecuadorian coast. The presidents start their meeting with an opening ceremony. Each of … 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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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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