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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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[You can see lots more from JAKE PRENDEZ — and buy prints — at his website.]

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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.

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nativeamericanpopulationSamuel 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 from an estimated pre-Columbian 5 million to a low of a few hundred thousand in the late 1800s, the American Native American population has recently approached the pre-Columbian population. The…figure shows that the population of American Native Americans from 1492 to present.

His chart that ranks Tolerance, Racism and Xenophobia in the United States shows we’re lots more tolerant than some other countries, but still have big-ass problems with gays, immigrants and “foreign languages,” not that this is news to us. [Mas…]

What happens when indigenous Star Fleet Captain James T. Kirk violates the Prime Directive? Will he create an alternative universe? (Caution: one “adult” word.) Let’s tune in….

 

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The Meso-American aguacate (renamed avocado by Spanish invaders) is a prehistoric fruit that shouldn’t even be around today, all because it’s a tough nut to swallow. The Science Show breaks it down.

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TRUDELL_PRESENTEJohn Trudell, the activist, artist, actor, and poet who dedicated his life to Native American rights, land and language, walked on December 8. He was 69. [Mas…]

UPDATED: In Coca-Cola’s Mexico, white hipsters save Xmas (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 30, 2015 Cultura
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(Video added 3:15 PM PST Monday December 7.) Coca-Cola drops controversial Christmas video set in indigenous Mexico Updated Thursday 7:20 PM PST DECEMBER 3, 2015. Via The Guardian: Company spokesman said it had not meant to insult anyone with ad showing Coke being handed out by light-skinned actors in community of Mixe people A Coca-Cola […]

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Who knew? La Quirky learns you can buy huaraches online (video)

by Andalé Mono November 20, 2015 Cultura

La Quirky, pocha shopping expert, discovers you can buy huaraches online. Who knew? PREVIOUSY ON LA QUIRKY:

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Scientists: We’ve decoded more than 80% of Mayan hieroglyphs

by Moctezuma Cortés November 6, 2015 Cultura

The meaning of the intricate and striking hieroglyphs of the ancient Mayans have resisted decoding for centuries, but now some scientists claim the secrets will soon be revealed. Ancient Origins reports: For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, […]

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Without Reservations: Happy Indigenous Day (toon)

by RICARDO CATÉ October 12, 2015 Cartoons
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See more from Ricardo Cate at his website.

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The Day the Earth Moved: ‘Payada pa Satan’ (video)

by JOE HILL September 16, 2015 Cartoons
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When a peasant in rural Argentina feels the Earth move, he leaves his lover to find out what’s going on. What he discovers is worse than he could possibly imagine.

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Germans do it Inca-style with McDonald’s quinoa veggie burgers (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 2, 2015 Cultura
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You won’t believe your eyes as quinoa, the miracle food of the Inca, ends up as mispronounced veggie burgers at Mickey D’s in Germany. Incas not included. No kale was exploited in the making of this video. Or, as they say in Deutschland:

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Watch: Making pozol de cacao starting with dried corn and cocoa beans

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 31, 2015 Cultura
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El Pozol, una bebida típica del estado mexicano de Chiapas, está hecha a base de maíz, agua y azúcar. Hay de distintos sabores, uno de ellos es el cacao. // Pozol is a typical Mexican beverage, it is made with corn, water and sugar. Also, it can be prepared with cocoa.

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King of Pop’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ in Quechua (video)

by Soy Capitan August 4, 2015 Cultura
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Michael Jackson’s music moonwalks like an Inca in The Way You Make Me Feel, performed in indigenous language Quechua by 14-year-old Peruvian Renata Flores Rivera. More like this? How about a mariachi and Spanglish-ish version of Get Lucky by Daft Punk?

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Monsanto is murdering the native maiz of Mexico (video trailer)

by Barney Asada June 8, 2015 Cultura
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The millenia-old native species of Mexican maiz are being forced from the Earth by GMO seeds foisted on growers by international food cartels like Monsanto. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Sunu takes a look at the problem.

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Santa Clara de Juarez, MX, the pueblo that lives on tortillas (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 1, 2015 Cultura
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The 3000 indigenous residents of Santa Clara de Juarez make a living by making tortillas, starting with non-GMO corn they grow in their own fields. An Australian tortillero went to the town to document the process.

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La Cucaracha: The Aztecs — where are they now? (#TBT toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 19, 2015 Cartoons
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Mexico’s witches, brujas, shamans get down at Lake Catemaco (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 10, 2015 El Now
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Witches and sorcerers and brujas oh my gathered for Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanias (Magical Rituals, Ceremonies and Handicrafts) at Lake Catemaco in Veracruz, Mexico early Saturday morning.

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A jade stone Zapotec Aztec Mayan skull whistle sounds like this (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO December 1, 2014 Cultura
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Musician Xavier Quijas Yxayotl blows a “death whistle” made from jade stone (Silvato de la Muerte hecho en Jade). A death whistle? Huh? Via the Oregon Flute store:

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The Geronimo Hotshots are on the front line of fire (video)

by Barney Asada November 14, 2014 Cultura
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“That’s what we want them to remember. ‘Those guys are Apaches. And they came in here and put the fire out.’” The Geronimo Hotshots are on the Front Line of Fire combines hot GoPro fire footage with interviews of the forest firefighters from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona.

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Not just team mascots! America’s hated on NDNs for years (toons)

by K. TONTO November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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It started long before sportsball team names and mascots. America’s been hatin’ on NDNs ever since they were “discovered” in 1492. Indian Country Today Media Network’s Christina Rose reports:

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Pre-Hispanic ingredients like bugs make Mexican food special (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 16, 2014 Cultura
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Long before the European invasion, the original inhabitants of Mexico were making amazingly complex food and taking complete of advantage of every creature that flew, swam, wriggled or crawled. That’s right. We’re talking edible insects. Correspondent Aissa García reports from Mexico, DF for Conexión Global on Caracas, Venezuela network teleSUR:

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