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Yes, you can do Thanksgiving makeup without ripping off the 566 Federally-recognized American Indian tribes. Sailor J and the Center for American Indian Research & Native Studies explain in this NSFW (F-bomb) video.

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A mountain of mashed potatoes, strange lights in the sky, and a mysterious five-note musical phrase mean life on Earth will never be the same after Close Encounters of the Latino Kind. [Video by Marlon Klug.]

Don’t try to out-pachuco me, ese! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexico’s waltz gift to the world: ‘Over the Waves’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan July 10, 2017 Cultura
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Even if you didn’t know that the proper name for this waltz is Sobre las Olas — Over the Waves en Ingles — we bet you recognize the melody. Right? It’s the song they play on merry-go-rounds! And it’s not by Johann Strauss, the waltz king. It’s by Mexican classical composer Juventino Rosas, and performed […]

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Chocolatl’s history is not so sweet (TedEd animated video)

by Andalé Mono March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Before the 16th Century, chocolatl only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. How did we get from there to today’s chocolate candy bars? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate.

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Tonia Jo Hall shout out to Natives: ‘She’s that kind of woman’ (video)

by Verdana Bold December 2, 2016 Cultura
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Tonia Jo Hall has some words of encouragement in She’s that kind of woman. “Shout out to all the beautiful strong native women,” she writes:

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La Cucaracha: It’s beginning to look a lot like tacos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 21, 2016 Cartoons
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The few, the brave, the greedy: THE CORPORINES! (PSA)

by Lucida Grandé November 7, 2016 El Now
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Are you brave enough? Strong enough? Willing to fight to protect the profits of the rich and powerful? Consider signing up with newest branch of the service: THE CORPORINES! Active combat deployments available now in Standing Rock, North Dakota.

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There’s “news” and then there’s “real news” (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 19, 2016 Cartoons
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San Diego y TJ band PRAYERS represent for ‘Mexica’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan October 11, 2016 Cultura
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Striking footage shot at San Diego’s Chicano Park sets the stage in the dramatic new music video Mexica, so that alt-goth-punk-Chicano-rap duo PRAYERS can decolonize your mind with music. [NSFW F-bombs, etc.]

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Deja Vu: Columbus Day in North Dakota (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ October 10, 2016 Cartoons
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The face of Peru’s Lord of Sipán, 2000-year-old warrior-priest (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 29, 2016 Cultura
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The Lord of Sipan may have died 2000 years ago, but 3D reconstructions revealed last week have shown he looked just like his descendants — the indigenous peoples of the Andes today. Fom The Daily Mail: The skull of one of the most famous archaeological finds of the twentieth century has been reconstructed using 3D […]

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I Stand with Standing Rock! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 26, 2016 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet

by Especial Correspondents September 7, 2016 Cultura
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Decolonizing your diet is more than a trendy Chicanx meme, it’s a book, and a chingon idea. If you want to just say “No!” to the comida of the Conquistadors and eat what Tlaloc intended — the authentic food of your ancestors — here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet: 8. […]

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What’s that smell? Is somebody roasting Hatch Chiles? (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2016 Cultura
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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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POCHO HISTORY 101: Los Pachucos Indigenas (toon)

by JAKE PRENDEZ July 28, 2016 Cartoons
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[You can see lots more from JAKE PRENDEZ — and buy prints — at his website.]

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Ask your doctor if Slapping NDN Medicine Man is right for you (video)

by Especial Correspondents July 18, 2016 Cultura
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When the White Man’s medicine isn’t working,it’s time to see the Slapping Medicine Man. Video by The 1491s. PREVIOUSLY ON THE 1491s

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Native American population almost back to pre-Columbian levels

by Especial Correspondents May 20, 2016 Cultura
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Samuel W. Bennett’s GET DATA website features charts/graphs and infographics about current events, sports, news, culture, and history. We thought this log-scale graph of the native (in red, of course) and white population in the U.S. was fascinating, sad, and maybe, just maybe, encouraging. His description: After disease and war decimated the Native American population […]

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