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Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this …. [Mas…]


In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule.

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T-day makeup that doesn’t mock N8Vs? Yes, please! (NSFW video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 21, 2017 Cultura
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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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La Cucaracha: This Thanksgiving, we’re serving … (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Decolonize! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 9, 2017 Cartoons
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Amazing Space-Age Trailer: Close Encounters of the Latino Kind (video)

by OBI JUAN September 19, 2017 Cultura

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.]

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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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