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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...
Family News and Entertainment

Lakota Character Joins Cast of “The Casagrandes” on Nickelodeon

Virginia Isaad
Native American and Indigenous representation on television continues to be a rarity but The Casagrandes on Nickelodeon has taken a step to change that. The Casagrandes is an animated series about 11-year-old Ronnie Anne Santiago and her multi-generational Mexican-American family that...
News and Entertainment

Let’s Talk About the Real History of Thanksgiving This Year

Mariela Rosario
Most people of color in the United States realize that Thanksgiving is a wildly problematic celebration of the exploitation and genocide of native peoples, yet many of us still celebrate it. For lots of people of color, Thanksgiving has become...
Culture

15 Things You Should Know About Legendary Artist Frida Kahlo

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
There are certain legendary icons who we know on a first-name basis. Those who only become bigger stars, inspirations, and symbols over time, who we continue to honor even decades after their death. This all definitely rings true of Mexican...
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

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

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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...