Sierra Juárez

Photo: Ron Mader, Bosque de Ixtán For International Day of Forests, we’re making a list of my favorite forests in the world. Let’s start with Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez, home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. …

Machu Picchu

Peru – Machu Picchu  is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level, located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. Wiki machu picchu

Huichol

Image: Flood Myth by Jose Benitez Sanchez The Huichol or Wixáritari are Native Americans, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango. Wiki Huichol Planeta.com Nayarit Indigenous Peoples Restoration of the Wixárika Worldview

Exploring the Maya World

There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like to see is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

Lifeways of the Southern Paiutes

Tonight – Thursday, November 17 at 6pm –  Clark County Wetlands Park presents an evening lecture titled “Lifeways of the Southern Paiutes” about the rich cultural history of the Southern Paiute tribes of Southern Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Speakers Shanandoah and Greg Anderson will share insight about many aspects of the Southern Paiute people’s life …