• Tienda de cerámicas del pueblo Poqoman

    Women Defend the Ancestral Art of Ceramics in Santa Cruz Chinautla, Guatemala

    High above in the Guatemalan mountains, among its majestic lakes and rivers that nourish the earth like living veins, there is a land that safeguards the millenary memory of ancient populations. The Poqomam people, and their territory, have lived and survived there through their art, through clay, which is an essential resource for the creation…

  • Reconnecting with Pacha: Photographic Essay

    For millennia, people have integrated agriculture into their way of life. The communities of the altiplano have a special connection with the land because it provides them with food. For this reason, Aymara culture is strongly linked to rituals such as the challa,[1] at carnivals and in August, which is the month of Pachamama. …

  • Climate Crisis: Impact on Communities along the River Basins in Pastaza in 2024

    The climate crisis is a reality for indigenous territories and for the world. In the last 10 years, this crisis has unleashed a significant number of problems that affect the central Amazon, where communities must face many difficulties due to severe climate change: one of them is my community Unión Base in the Puyo province,…

  • Caminando hacia el monte

    “They say there are mushrooms in the hills…”

    “They talked about God in the woods, the fog was heavy and strangely warm, I don’t believe in god, and yet I am amazed to the point of superstition at the sheer beauty of this world.”—Julio Delgado, personal communication, 2023 When the first thunder rumbles through the earth and echoes through the ravines, the ladies…

  • Baucis Forest Refuge: Anti-speciesist, Landback, and Dissident Resistance in Gulumapu (Chile)

    Near the coast of Valdivia (Chile), one can find the anti-speciesist Baucis Forest Refuge (Refugio Bosque Baucis), an animal sanctuary founded and maintained by a group of gender-diverse people. It houses around 40 rescued animals, among them, dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, geese, ducks, and pigs. The refuge was named after Emilia Milen “Bau” Obrecht, a…

  • Arroyo Palenque

    The Palenque Creek: A Stream of Traditions Emanating Identity

    In the community of Palenque, a natural treasure flows vigorously through the entire territory: the Palenque stream. But this body of water goes beyond its basic function as a water source. For the Palenqueros, the stream is the very soul of their community, shaping not only their physical environment but also their identities, social relations…

  • “Salta Is Indigenous,” the Rivers Sing with Their Stones, while Mother Earth Roars

    The complexion of northwestern Argentina (NOA) is being redefined, especially in border provinces such as Salta and Jujuy. When we reconstruct the history of indigenous peoples, it confirms their preexistence, even before the Inca expansion. For this reason, it is absolutely necessary to inquire about their hidden genealogies and ways of survival—through song, storytelling, medicine,…

  • What Kind of Binnizá Woman Am I? A Look at Questioning Our Identity

    As indigenous women, talking about our identity has become essential to name ourselves through our feelings and concerns. Seemingly, the question of an indigenous woman’s identity is one that has already been resolved and accepted, even in our territories, but to claim that our past identity is the same as our present one, would be…

  • Mining without consent

    Mining Without Consent: A Documentary from Oaxaca, Mexico

    Mining represents a serious threat to indigenous communities in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. In the Central Valleys, 12 communities have organized to confront this problem and to defend their territories and dignity. However, despite presenting evidence, testimonies, and records, and in violation of the communities’ right to self-determination, the federal government, through the Mexican Ministry…