• Meet the First Generation of Awasqa Youth Scholars

    Meet the First Generation of Awasqa Youth Scholars

    It is with great joy that we want to introduce the first eight young Awasqa Youth Scholarship recipients! The main objective of the Awasqa Youth Scholarship is to create networks across Latin America and to give visibility to the work of Black and indigenous youth who are leading in the fields of community journalism, communication…

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    Meet the First Generation of Awasqa Youth Scholars

    It is with great joy that we want to introduce the first eight young Awasqa Youth Scholarship recipients! The main objective of the Awasqa Youth Scholarship is to create networks across Latin America and to give visibility to the work of Black and indigenous youth who are leading in the fields of community journalism, communication…

  • Estudiantes de secundaria coimunitaria. Foto: Eva López Chávez

    Oaxaca Indigenous Public Schools: Lessons Learned on Community Education

    FROM THE EDITORS: This relevant 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 to May…

    Land Evictions Leave Thousands Homeless in Paraguay

    FROM THE EDITORS: Please find below an interview with Carlos Goncalvez, radio journalist at Cáritas about the current situation in Paraguay of evictions and criminalization of peasant and indigenous communities. AWASQA: Carlos, what is the current situation in Paraguay with a president linked to agribusiness and laws that generate social conflicts CARLOS GONCALVEZ: Maiteí (greeting in Guaraní),…

  • Los peligros del incremento de la minería “verde” en América para la transición energética del norte

    The dangers of more “green” mining in the Americas for the energy transition in the North

    SOURCE: Red Muqui. Translated by: Andrea Pisera The myths of “green,” “sustainable” and “climate smart” mining are gaining traction across the world. Companies are marketing these mines as “green,” and present them as the solution to the climate crisis in order to attract investors. They promote Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) criteria, and the…

  • Bolivia: The March for the Earth, the territory and for identity, returns home

    FROM THE EDITORS: After close to 100 days of resistance in Bolivia’s lowlands, indigenous representatives of the newly created Parlamento de la Naciones Indígenas de la Amazonía, Oriente y Chaco bolivianos (PNIAOC) decided to return home without the hoped dialogue with Luis Arce’s government, which instead organized parallel events to undermine this indigenous movement. The…

  • Ecuador: CONAIE Rejects Government’s Neoliberal Policies

    FROM THE EDITORS: Below you will find a translation of CONAIE’s communiqué and resolutions taken after their assembly on November 27, which shows the tensions with Guillermo Lasso’s government and efforts to keep the movement together. SOURCE: https://twitter.com/CONAIE_Ecuador/status/1465541084818382851 Resolutions of the General Council of CONAIE The general council of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of…

  • 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…

  • All My Relations: Food Sovereignty: A growing movement

    FROM THE EDITORS: We share the transcript of the second episode of All My Relations, with the 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 non-indigenous peoples in our common effort…