• Maria Luna midwife. Photo: Juan Carlos Guzmán Luna

    Learning to Feel Babies Inside Us: Wisdom from Majosik, Chiapas

    FROM THE EDITORS: This beautiful article is part of the Tzam Trece Semillas Zapatistas project, a plural, multicultural space that proposes a dialogue (tzam means dialogue in Ayapaneco) between communities, ideas, projects, dreams of the original Mexican peoples. The project’s goal is to publish the work of 130 collaborators in thirteen months, from May 2021…

  • National Day of Mourning Breaks with the Thanksgiving Myth: A Radio Report

    FROM THE EDITORS: National Day of Mourning has taken place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, since 1970, organized by the United American Indians of New England in more recent years. The event breaks with the myth of Thanksgiving Day between pilgrims and Indians taught in schools to show a much uglier truth: as a reminder of the…

  • https://www.facebook.com/SOGOREATELANDTRUST/photos/1629728044044596

    The Return of Rammay

    SOURCE: https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Ya-Nuunukne-Fall-2021.pdf WITH THE PERMISSION OF: Sogorea Te ‘Land Trust. TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH BY AWASQA Long before there was ever any paper that said it belonged to someone, the land was here. Rammay is the ancestral land of the tribe some times called Ohlone. This is the story of the land and its Rematriation.  Tucked…

  • Rural Society vs. Guardians of the Mapuche Ancestral Territory

    FROM THE EDITORS: In Puelmapu, Argentine Patagonia, Gloria Colihueque Catriman and her mother Isabel, almost 80 years old, both Mapuches, are facing dispossession by two mining and forestry extractivist entrepreneurs. Gloria is on trial for defending the land where they have lived for the past 22 years, which is also Mapuche’s ancestral territory. If found…

  • May our utopia be a future on Earth

    Speech at COP26 My name is Txai Suruí. I am only 24 years old, but my people have lived in the Amazon rainforest for at least 6,000 years. My father, the great chief Almir Suruí, taught me that we must listen to the stars, the moon, the wind, the animals, and the trees. Today the…

  • Foto de Gabriela Linares

    What the Earth Gives and Feeds Us: A Gastronomic Tour of the Zapotec Mountains

    SOURCE: This article was translated to English with permission and in long-term collaboration with Tzam: 13 Semillas Zapatistas, a project that seeks to feature the work of 130 collaborators during thirteen months between May 2021 to May 2022, based on 13 Zapatista demands for justice (13 is a sacred number for the Mayans). The original…

  • All My Relations and indigenous feminism

    FROM THE EDITORS: It is with great joy that we share the transcript of one of our favorite podcasts, All My Relations, with two hosts, Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene, who share with us honest conversations about identity, colonialism, territory, sex, art, food, motherhood, resistance, in short. On multiple issues of concern to indigenous and…

  • What is Maya, What Is To Be Maya?

    The word Maya is like the seed of maize falling on fertile soil or some stony place, full of thorns, where some hungry birds lurk, desperately looking for a light breakfast in the morning. The seed that falls on fertile soil is what some call pre-Hispanic, Mayanists classify it as a so-called preclassic, classical, or…