indigenous culture

Culture

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

7 Positive Representations of Indigenous Communities We’re Proud of

Virginia Isaad
  The indigenous community has historically been overlooked and dehumanized but now more than ever they are getting the attention and respect they deserve. With icons like Yalitza Aparicio and activists like Amazonian female Chief Nazaré bringing the indigenous community...
Culture

Designer Works with Indigenous Mexican Artisans to Combat Cultural Appropriation

Virginia Isaad
Judging by viral stories on social media one might think cultural appropriation is a relatively recent problem but indigenous designs in fashion have been plagiarized so often that one Mexican designer is working to give artisans the credit they deserve....
Lifestyle

How One Vegan Chef Uses Indigenous Ingredients to Decolonize Mexican Food

Virginia Isaad
Chef Denise Vallejo is proud of her indigenous roots and she’s showing it by taking Mexican recipes and reintroducing them with a vegan twist that incorporates ancestral ingredients. Through her mobile kitchen, Alchemy Organica, she’s ushering a movement for people...