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 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 […]
Rigoberto Juárez did not attend the meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in Guatemala last April 12, 2016. Nor did Domingo Baltazar. Hundreds of Maya women and men delivered their concerns in their native K’iche language to the UNPFII delegates this month. Among them, Maya Authorities carried their community scepters […]
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