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Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin Learning & Kinship Building Trip – My family participating in the present day preservation of healing with the Atlachinolli, our Legacy, from bottom left to right; Ketzal Ramirez, Alvaro Itzli Ramirez (kneeling), Huitzi Ramirez and top row (standing) Maestro Tonatiuh Velasquez Mendoza building and sharing teachings of the Sacred Fire before preparing for a Anahuaka style Temazcal (sweatlodge), where we heal with herbs and medicinal plants.

The Breath of Life 

by
Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez
Southern Plains
Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez shares song and ritual as a way to live with the ancestors.
A black and white photo of young Black people dancing at a crowded concert.

The School on Hilltop High; Who Is Down Below? Howard University and D.C.’s Native Black Population

by
Maleke Glee
Washington, D.C.
Maleke Glee explains the multifaceted culture that is Go-Go music in Black DC communities.

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