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Mami Wata, John C. Lyden 2023 University of Nebraska Omaha

Mami Wata, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Mami Wata (2023), directed by C.J. "Fiery" Obasi.


Sorcery, John C. Lyden 2023 University of Nebraska Omaha

Sorcery, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Sorcery (2023), directed by Christopher Murray.


Review Of Alcohol And Drug Treatment For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Marguerite Tracy, Bradley Freeburn, Kylie Lee, Julie Woods, Kate Conigrave 2023 The University of Sydney

Review Of Alcohol And Drug Treatment For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Marguerite Tracy, Bradley Freeburn, Kylie Lee, Julie Woods, Kate Conigrave

Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This review provides an overview of treatments for problem alcohol and other drug (AOD) use for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes information on the available research and discusses core principles for providing treatment. The review outlines how effective mainstream treatment approaches can be adapted to be more suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being or worldview. It also highlights that services, such as those offered by Aboriginal community controlled health organisations are in a unique position to offer culturally secure treatment approaches. The barriers to accessing treatment are discussed as well as recommendations for …


Malintzin: La Mujer Americana, Alma D. Elías Nájera 2023 Vassar College

Malintzin: La Mujer Americana, Alma D. Elías Nájera

Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal

Malintzin was a controversial Indigenous woman whose contributions to the Aztec conquest raised questions about what it meant to be a traitor with a limited agency. This essay recontextualizes Malintzin’s demonized identity and challenges masculinist sociocultural curations of gender, history, and knowledge production by infusing feminist theory into the cultural imaginaries of gender and racial stratification. By reintroducing Malintzin as a feminist emblematic figure trying to regain selfhood within an exploitative White cisheteropatriarchal society, her existence gives voice to those silenced by the violence of colonization, Manhood, and gender oppression. To do this, the author takes up the work of …


Natural Selection Of Immune And Metabolic Genes Associated With Health In Two Lowland Bolivian Populations, Amanda J. Lea, Angela Garcia, Jesusa Arevalo, Julien F. Ayroles, Kenneth Buetow, Steve W. Cole, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Maguin Gutierrez, Heather M. Highland, Paul L. Hooper, Anne Justice, Thomas Kraft, Kari E. North, Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, Benjamin C. Trumble, Michael Gurven 2022 Vanderbilt University

Natural Selection Of Immune And Metabolic Genes Associated With Health In Two Lowland Bolivian Populations, Amanda J. Lea, Angela Garcia, Jesusa Arevalo, Julien F. Ayroles, Kenneth Buetow, Steve W. Cole, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Maguin Gutierrez, Heather M. Highland, Paul L. Hooper, Anne Justice, Thomas Kraft, Kari E. North, Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, Benjamin C. Trumble, Michael Gurven

ESI Publications

A growing body of work has addressed human adaptations to diverse environments using genomic data, but few studies have connected putatively selected alleles to phenotypes, much less among underrepresented populations such as Amerindians. Studies of natural selection and genotype–phenotype relationships in underrepresented populations hold potential to uncover previously undescribed loci underlying evolutionarily and biomedically relevant traits. Here, we worked with the Tsimane and the Moseten, two Amerindian populations inhabiting the Bolivian lowlands. We focused most intensively on the Tsimane, because long-term anthropological work with this group has shown that they have a high burden of both macro and microparasites, as …


Anishinaabe Values And Servant Leadership: A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach, Tori McMillan 2022 Mount Royal University

Anishinaabe Values And Servant Leadership: A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach, Tori Mcmillan

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

This meta-synthesis explores the connections between the Mishomis Teachings (also known as the Seven Grandfather Teachings within the Anishinaabe culture) and the principles of Servant Leadership. Through a systematic literature review of methodology and the theoretical frameworks of Two-Eyed Seeing and Ethical Space, The Mishomis Teachings and their connections to Servant Leadership are researched to answer: How is a Two-Eyed Seeing approach to Servant Leadership informed by Anishinaabe Values? The literature reveals significant connections between the Mishomis Teachings and Servant Leadership that provide an Indigenized perspective on values-based leadership practices. The implications of this study highlight a growing need …


Untangling The Evolution Of Body-Part Terminology In Pano: Conservative Versus Innovative Traits In Body-Part Lexicalization, Roberto Zariquiey, Javier Vera, Simon J. Greenhill, Pilar Valenzuela, Russell J. Gray, Johann-Mattis List 2022 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Untangling The Evolution Of Body-Part Terminology In Pano: Conservative Versus Innovative Traits In Body-Part Lexicalization, Roberto Zariquiey, Javier Vera, Simon J. Greenhill, Pilar Valenzuela, Russell J. Gray, Johann-Mattis List

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

Although language-family specific traits which do not find direct counterparts outside a given language family are usually ignored in quantitative phylogenetic studies, scholars have made ample use of them in qualitative investigations, revealing their potential for identifying language relationships. An example of such a family specific trait are body-part expressions in Pano languages, which are often lexicalized forms, composed of bound roots (also called body-part prefixes in the literature) and non-productive derivative morphemes (called here body-part formatives). We use various statistical methods to demonstrate that whereas body-part roots are generally conservative, body-part formatives exhibit diverse chronologies and are often the …


U Kunali’ Bolon T’Aano’Ob, Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May 2022 Kennesaw State University

U Kunali’ Bolon T’Aano’Ob, Donny Limber De Atocha Brito May

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Poema original de Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May en Yucatec Maya


Seated On The Bank Of The Yichk’U River, Daniel Caño 2022 Kennesaw State University

Seated On The Bank Of The Yichk’U River, Daniel Caño

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

The six poems included here are presented in Q’anjob’al Maya and in English, side by side for language comparison. Collectively, the poems convey reflections on the poet’s renderings of beauty, wisdom, romance, and the natural world; in a style of eloquence amplified by directness and brevity. Glimpses of village, family, childhood and old age, life and death, are interwoven with cosmological wisdoms. Palpable resentment toward the Church and ladinos are graciously tempered with lightness and humor. Reprinted from “Sentado en la orilla del río Yichk’u “ POE Talleras, (2018) Huehuetenango, Guatemala, with permission from the author and publishers.


Conjuro De Las Nueve Palabras, Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May 2022 Kennesaw State University

Conjuro De Las Nueve Palabras, Donny Limber De Atocha Brito May

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Conjuro de las Nueve Palabras es un poema original de Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May. Este poema en español ha sido traducido del maya yucateco que también aparece en este número de América Maya.


Bàalam Ajaw, Ismael Briceño Mukul 2022 Kennesaw State University

Bàalam Ajaw, Ismael Briceño Mukul

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Bàalam Ajaw es un poema original de Ismael Briceño Mukul in his Yucatec Maya language. Se presentó en español y en inglés en otro lugar de esta revista bajo el título Príncipe Jaguar y Prince Jaguar.


Sentado En La Orilla Del Río Yichk’U, Daniel Caño 2022 Kennesaw State University

Sentado En La Orilla Del Río Yichk’U, Daniel Caño

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

La poesía y las historias de Daniel Caño nos hablan sobre la vitalidad de su cultura y su lengua. Los seis poemas que se incluyen se presentan en la lengua maya Q'anjob'al y en español, uno al lado del otro para su comparación. Los poemas transmiten un conjunto de reflexiones acerca de la interpretación del poeta sobre la belleza, la sabiduría, el romance y el mundo natural; en un estilo de elocuencia enaltecido por la franqueza y la brevedad de la palabra. Las visiones del pueblo, de la familia, de la infancia y la vejez, y de la vida y …


Viaje Por Las Ruinas De Una Antigua Civilización En Yucatán: Alfred Tozzer Y Chichén, 1902, José Luis Escalona Victoria 2022 Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)

Viaje Por Las Ruinas De Una Antigua Civilización En Yucatán: Alfred Tozzer Y Chichén, 1902, José Luis Escalona Victoria

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

El trabajo muestra las condiciones para visitar las ruinas de una ciudad antigua ubicadas en la finca Chichén, en la península de Yucatán, en 1902. A pesar de que en esa época se habían ampliado las posibilidades de trasladar productos y personas y de visitar la península, gracias al transporte de vapor por agua y tierra, aún faltarían otros cambios (servicios turísticos) para modificar la forma de pasear por lo que se volvería uno de los sitios arqueológicos más visitados en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Las notas de campo de uno de los antropólogos que estaban en ese …


Las Vías De La Mayanización: Turismo, Tren Maya Y Representaciones De La Mayanidad En La Península De Yucatán, Marco Almeida Poot, Samuel Jouault, Yassir Rodríguez Martínez 2022 Universidad Autónoma Metropolitan

Las Vías De La Mayanización: Turismo, Tren Maya Y Representaciones De La Mayanidad En La Península De Yucatán, Marco Almeida Poot, Samuel Jouault, Yassir Rodríguez Martínez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

En este trabajo se analiza cómo diversos actores sociales, autoidentificados o no como mayas, activan variadas representaciones de la mayanidad ante el Proyecto Tren Maya en su fase de construcción, tanto para gobernar la diversidad y promover el desarrollo, como para obtener beneficios económicos principalmente de actividades vinculadas al turismo. Con este propósito, se ofrece la ruta conceptual que nos permite hablar de representaciones de la mayanidad. Posteriormente, se exponen tres ejemplos que visibilizan los tipos de representación, así como las estrategias concretas de los actores ante el Proyecto Tren Maya.


Biographies/Biografias, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez 2022 UNAM

Biographies/Biografias, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Author Biographies


Complete Issue: Volume 4 Issue 2, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez 2022 UNAM

Complete Issue: Volume 4 Issue 2, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

The full Issue 2, Volume 4 of Maya America, published December 2022


Introducción: Turismo En Las Tierras De Los Mayas, Cristina Oehmichen 2022 UNAM

Introducción: Turismo En Las Tierras De Los Mayas, Cristina Oehmichen

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Spanish Introductory Note


Introduction: Tourism In The Lands Of The Maya, Cristina Oehmichen 2022 UNAM

Introduction: Tourism In The Lands Of The Maya, Cristina Oehmichen

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

English Introductory Note


Ritualidad Y Nuevas Tecnologías Entre Los Mayas: El Hetzmek En La Migración, El Trabajo Y El Turismo, Cristina Oehmichan Bazán, Consepción Escalona Hernández 2022 UNAM

Ritualidad Y Nuevas Tecnologías Entre Los Mayas: El Hetzmek En La Migración, El Trabajo Y El Turismo, Cristina Oehmichan Bazán, Consepción Escalona Hernández

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

En las últimas décadas las comunidades mayas de la península de Yucatán, México, han estado involucradas en procesos de cambio derivados de la globalización y la transformación económica y social. La migración, la incorporación masiva al trabajo asalariado y la expansión turística en sus territorios son algunos de los procesos más visibles y materiales del cambio. Hay, sin embargo, otras prácticas que tienen que ver tanto con los imaginarios y con la relación con nuevos actantes (Latour, 2005). Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) constituyen un actante que vasculariza el cambio sociocultural, cuya importancia se expresa …


Brave Storytelling: Diasporic Indigenous Students, Vulnerability, And The Arts, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera 2022 University of Warsaw

Brave Storytelling: Diasporic Indigenous Students, Vulnerability, And The Arts, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

In this article, I explore how vulnerability is imposed on diasporic Indigenous students in U.S. classrooms and how, through the arts, language and literacy educators can remove these vulnerabilities. For this, I weave elements of storytelling to first introduce Mariela and diasporic Indigenous students. Then, I share two examples of how my diasporic Indigenous students used poetry and drawing in our high school English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classroom to overcome vulnerabilities imposed on them by our school system. For clarification, throughout this manuscript, I use the term diasporic Indigenous students to describe Indigenous students who migrated to …


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