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Qo xnaq’tzan tuj tzalajb’il tu’ntzan tjaw ch’iw qchwinqlal: We teach with happiness for a better future

By Henry Sales and Tessa Scott Henry Sales: My name is Henry Sales and I am from a small town in the highlands of Guatemala called San Juan Atitán. I grew up with the name Mintz, a name that was … Continue reading

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Song: Niahciz (Nahuatl for: I will arrive)

By Ever Reyes First Chorus: The Past The warm grains of sand swish under our feet as we walk through the New Mexico desert. My grandfather kneels next to me as his hands wrap around a dry weed. This memory … Continue reading

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Decentering Colonial Languages as a Pathway to Delight

By Julia Nee As an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago, I had always thought that when I studied abroad in Mexico, it would be to practice my Spanish – not any other language. Mexico was one of the … Continue reading

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The Yaminawa Project: Documenting a Vanishing Language

by Jevon Heath María Luisa has painted her face in the traditional patterns but with a Sharpie marker rather than the pigments she used in her youth. Due to the heat of the evening and the exertions of cooking, sweat … Continue reading

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