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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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Even Trump Supporters Couldn’t Ruin the Celebration at the Indigenous Peoples March

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A high schooler wearing a MAGA baseball cap taunted and mocked Native American elder Nathan Phillips as he chanted and beat his drum on Friday, January 18th during the Indigenous Peoples March.  What’s worse, the teenage boy from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic...
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Yalitza Aparicio’s Plaza Sésamo Appearance Is What Every Young Brown Girl Needs

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For a lot of young Brown Latinas like myself, whether of Afro-Latina or indigenous descent, finding stars on television or in films — even Spanish-language programs — with people that looked like us didn’t happen often. The few Latinas we’d...