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How I Learned About and Honor my Indigenous Roots in Mexico

Virginia Isaad
As a child, one of many truths I struggled to understand about both sides of my family, and about myself, was the constant mixture and conflict of our identities. Being a mixed-race person of European, specifically Spanish, and Indigenous descent,...
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Gabby Petito’s Case Sparks Outcry for More Coverage of Missing Indigenous Women

Virginia Isaad
The movement to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women has worked to continue to get more recognition of the cause and yet hundreds go miss never to be found. Since September 11, every American news channel has been...
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Indigenous Artisans From Mexico Use Xbox controller as Canvas

Virginia Isaad
Two worlds collided when Indigenous artisans came together to use a modern-day contraption as a canvas for their traditional artwork. Three groups of artisans representing the 68 Indigenous communities of Mexico worked to commemorate International Day of Indigenous Peoples through...
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Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue with Statue of Indigenous Woman

Virginia Isaad
Mexico City just took a big step in recognizing the indigenous community after removing a statue of Christopher Columbus and announcing plans to replace it with that of an indigenous woman. This comes as many states in the U.S. including...
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First Indigenous Professor at University of Washington to Teach on Climate Change Introductory Course

Virginia Isaad
The University of Washington has hired its first indigenous faculty member to teach an introductory course on climate change. This comes nearly two years after the UW’s graduate school introduced their first indigenous studies program. Dr. Jessica Hernández is a transnational...
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The Indigenous History of Avocados in Latin America Plus Avocado-Based Recipes

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
National Avocado Day comes every July 31 and it makes total sense that there’s an entire day dedicated to one of the most beloved fruits that’s a regular part of our diets. Avocados are grown primarily in Latin America with...
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Reclaiming Indigenous Spiritual Practices is a Form of Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
This rise in reclaiming ancestral and indigenous practices within the Latinx wellness and spiritual space has been gaining prominence over the last few years. These practices are more than their simplified stereotypical understanding of being measured down to lunar cycles...
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9 Cartoons Featuring Latinx & Indigenous Characters

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Representation means so much to our kids as they process their identities, and there’s absolutely no denying that Latinx and indigenous representation is still severely lacking in the entertainment world. Case in point: 89-year-old Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, was...
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19 Bodies Found Shot and Burned Near Mexico Border May Include Indigenous Guatemalan Migrants

Virginia Isaad
Migration is on the rise on the border partially due to the economic toll of the pandemic and now it’s feared migrants were caught in the crossfires of cartel violence. Mexican authorities found 19 bodies that had been shot and...