Tag Archives: Quinde

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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Don’t Call Me Cholo Just Cause I “Try to Fit In”

The word cholo has a variety of definitions depending on the context of the region in the Americas. Where I come from, cholo is a “derogatory” word used to negatively describe a specific group of people in Ecuador: the brown-mestizos. In Ecuador, cholo can mean the following: A mestizo … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian Telenovela: Rosita, La Taxista

“De Imbabura me vine al Guayas…” (From Imbabura, I came to Guayas) “Rosita La Taxista” is an Ecuadorian soap opera that tells a story about a Native woman who works as a taxi driver in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At ten years old, Rosita and … Continue reading

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New York Quechua Nights

Not too long ago, I went to a Quechua evening class at New York University in New York City. As I mentioned before, my Quinde ancestors were descendants of the Tawantinsuyu empire, also known as the Inca Empire. From my research, my ancestors might have … Continue reading

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