San Antonino Castillo Velasco

Places to visit in Oaxaca: San Antonino Castillo Velasco A fuego lento es como las mujeres oriundas de San Antonino Castillo Velasco cocinan sus tradicionales empanadas de amarillo, producto de una herencia ancestral que se desprende de su abuela, es como doña Carmen Sánchez Hernández conserva la receta original de la elaboración de las empanadas que …

Guelaguetza

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The 2017 celebration winds down today and in 2018, the likely dates are July 23 and 30. Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner …

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

To be honest, we rarely talk about this connection: Indigenous peoples and climate change. UN CC:Learn – http://www.uncclearn.org – has released a new document that explores this topic. Indigenous peoples and climate change From victims to change agents through decent work has been published by the International Labour Office in Geneva. Key Links Download available in English …

Celebrating #IndigenousPeoplesDay Everyday

There are other holidays and commemorations of the world’s Indigenous Peoples including August 9, the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée internationale des peuples autochtonesa. For the past few years Planeta.com has co-hosted a week-long celebration of Indigenous culture and tourism. Indigenous Peoples …

Guelaguetza 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 17 and again on Monday 24, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Te Matatini

Bingo: Te Matatini Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams are set …

This Week in Teotitlán del Valle

I am properly jealous of locals and visitors in Teotitlán del Valle this week. It’s the annual town festival, one of my all-time favorites. There’s masks, dances, tamales and Danza de la Pluma. I’m sharing some of their news posted on Facebook and Twitter. This is both #MexicoNow and #OaxacaToday #OaxacaHoy hashtag worthy. Zeferino Mendoza …

Our Languages Matter: NAIDOC Week 2017

Poster: Joanne Cassady, Our Languages Matter NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2017 dates: July 2-9. Theme: Our Languages Matter Hashtags: #NAIDOC2017, #NAIDOCWeek Wiradjuri woman Joanne Cassady, is the winning artist of this year’s poster competition. Get your free copy of the poster with Joanne’s artwork The …

Matariki

Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand tradition. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2017 the Matariki star cluster rose in New Zealand skies on …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi in the local language). Natural World In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, the name of the …