Over the past few centuries, Maya communities have faced multiple forms of state-led dispossession, structural exclusion and overt genocide. But their struggle doesn’t only exist in the past. While the political arena has changed countless times, the Maya continue to defend their lands, their communities, and their lifeways against ever-evolving forms of colonial theft and […]
Este artículo está disponible en español aquí Copones is a large Maya Q’eqchi’ territory in Guatemala, in the northern province of Quiché along the Mexican border with Chiapas. Q’eqchi’ communities have lived in Copones for millennia, caring for rivers and the land generation after generation. Their territory extends over 20,000 hectares of clean rivers and […]
Este artículo está disponible en español aquí Nim Ajpu is a name that’s known to all Quiché Maya Peoples. A nahual or spirit that accompanies and protects us in the Maya cosmovision, Nim Ajpu was the twin brother of Ixb’alamkej who together defeated the death gods and who went on numerous adventures that forever changed […]
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