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30 Things You May Not Know About the Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Indigenous culture is important, and often ignored part of Latinx identity. There are foods we eat, words we speak, and customs we follow to this day that we don’t even know are Native American in origin. While it is hard...
Culture

15 Indigenous Organizations You Can Give Back to for Thanksgiving

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
November is rightfully Native American Heritage Month, a.k.a. Native American Indian Heritage Month. Instead of buying into the lie that is the “Thanksgiving story,” we invite you to take this month to learn more about Native Americans, their history and...
Fashion

15 Instances Where Indigenous Style Has Been Appropriated and Uncredited

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Whether you understand it fully or not, cultural appropriation is a real thing and a real problem. The Cambridge Dictionary, defines it as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without...
Culture

10 Reasons Why We Should All Cancel Columbus Day

HipLatina
The second Monday in October is celebrated nationally as Columbus Day, which has been a federal holiday since 1937. Originally designated to celebrate Christopher Columbus’s “discovery” of America, post offices and banks are closed, and stores hold major sales. Children...
Culture

14 Taíno Words You Didn’t Even Realize You Knew

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Taíno is an Arawakan language spoken by the Taíno, Ciboney, Lucayan, and Yamaye peoples of what is now Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and across the Caribbean. It was the first Indigenous language encountered by European colonizers, so...
News and Entertainment

8 Things to Know About the Indigenous Peoples March in D.C.

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It’s a new year, which means renewed motivation to make change happen for those who need it most. We are not going to stand idly around while Americans and those wishing to become Americans are suffering severe injustices. Our indigenous...
News and Entertainment

13 Latin American Places with Indigenous Names

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In some Latino countries and cultures, the indigenous influence is tightly woven into many people’s identity. In others, they are wrongly encouraged to embrace more of (or only) the Spanish influence, and less of the native. The truth is, that every...