Post Tagged with: "indigenous"

The front page of Zenka Sunqu’s Fall/Winter 2017 issue. (Image courtesy of Zenka Sunqu via Brooklyn Paper)

A Brooklyn Paper Published in Indigenous Languages

Brooklyn, Latino, Media January 9, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Zenka Sunqu, a Williamsburg-based newspaper published in English, Spanish, Nahuatl and Quechua, gives a voice to indigenous peoples, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Mónica Patricia Avilés, founder of the Ecuadorian indigenous dance group Ñukanchi Llakta Wawakuna (Children of Our Land), with her daughter. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Rescuing Quechua Roots in Corona One Dance at a Time

Culture, Queens, South American December 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Through her folkloric dance group Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna, an immigrant Ecuadorean woman in Corona promotes the use of Quechua language and fights discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A performer at the Indigenous Peoples Celebration, held Oct. 10-12 on Randall's Island, New York (Photos by Marco Poggio for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Featured Posts, Native American, Voices' Picks October 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Just before Columbus Day, indigenous peoples gathered to celebrate their history on Randall’s Island.

El Cantón is located behind train tracks in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

A Latino Homeless Community Survives in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Latino September 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The “El Cantón” commune is the only protection for a group of homeless immigrants, most of them Guatemalan, El Diario reports.

Adela Esiquio, with her children Ester del Carmen and Jesus Granados, at El Centro del Inmigrante on Staten Island. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Indigenous Immigrants in NYC Face Language Barriers

Education, Immigration, New York, Politics August 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

Indigenous communities from Latin America, who do not speak English or Spanish, call for more representation in state and city agencies, El Diario reports.

Lisseth Morales refuses to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day, voicing her pride for her pre-Columbian heritage instead. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The ‘Conquered’ Did Not Observe Columbus Day

Communities, History October 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Communities in New York that identify themselves as indigenous do not see the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas as a reason to celebrate, El Diario reports.

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Best of 2014, Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Video September 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Indigenous community representatives spoke of the special meaning the event held for them.

Rosa Lopez (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Making Indigenous-themed Art in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican September 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Using natural materials, Mexico native Rosa López handcrafts art pieces inspired by indigenous peoples, reports Diario de Mexico.

Playing an instrument at a pre-Colombian religious ceremony in Flushing Meadows Park (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

NYC Hosts an Array of Pre-Columbian Religious Rituals

In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions September 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

From Caribbean Taíno ceremonies in Upper Manhattan to Andean rites in Union Square, pre-Columbian religious rituals are flourishing in New York, El Diario reports.

The radio show "Voices without Borders" is a community project focusing on such topics as migration among indigenous people, education, culture and social justice (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario/La Prensa).

Radio Show Brings Indigenous Communities Together

Central American, Culture, In the News, Media March 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

A group of Guatemalan immigrants have launched a radio show in Spanish, Quiché and English, which broadcasts from an East Harlem church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants, primarily day laborers, have been attacked by groups of young men in Englewood, N.J. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Twice The Trouble For Indigenous Day Laborers

In the News, Labor, Latino, Metro Area March 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Some 180 Guatemalan day laborers in Palisades Park, N.J., half of whom speak only an indigenous language, are exposed to exploitation and abuse by contractors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sun Festival Seeks Harmony in the Americas

Sun Festival Seeks Harmony in the Americas

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Traditions August 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Inti Raymi festival in Union Square united the various peoples of the Americas, reports El Diario.

Luis Ramos (bottom right), founder of the Mobile Indigenous Library.

Shopping Cart Library Pushes Books and Heritage

Caribbean, Culture, Latino, Traditions August 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Luis Ramos has a set of wheels that move with him from borough to borough – wheels in the form of a shopping cart that houses the Mobile Indigenous Library, which he hopes helps people connect to their native roots, reports Manhattan Times.

Elvira y Hortensia Colorado fueron pioneras en el campo teatral indígena en NY.

City’s 40,000 Indigenous People Find Voice

Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino March 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

With over 40,000 indigenous Latin Americans in the city, initiatives such as organizations, publications, craft and theater groups support a community that distinguishes themselves from Latinos, and the Spanish language, reports El Diario-La Prensa.