Our Sacred Maiz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas

Our Sacred Maiz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas

by Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

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ISBN-13: 9780816530618
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 860,436
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. In 2013, he received the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award from the American Educational Research Association for his work supporting the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

A Note on Translation xiii

Cente Tlakatl Ke Cente Cintli Paula Domingo Olivares xv

Prologue xvii

Introduction Okichike ka Centeotzintli 3

Maíz Sagrado Francisco Pos Irma Tzirin Socop 25

Chapter 1 Spiritual Colonization: A Totalizing Refraining Project 28

Zazanil Xilotl Huehue Tlahtolli Tata Cuaxtle Félix Evodio 55

Chapter 2 Maíz Narratives and Counternarratives: When "Our Story" Begins 59

iQué Buenas las Gorditas Rellenas! Maestra Angelbertha Cobb 77

Chapter 3 The Aztlanahuac Maps 81

Saramamalla (Ñukanchik Mamashina) Luz María de la Torre 104

Chapter 4 Maíz as Civilizational Impulse and the Tortilla as Symbol of Cultural Resistance 109

The Elements to Create María Molina Vai Sevoi 128

Chapter 5 Primary Process and Principio: A Return to the Root 131

En el Umbral de la Agonía del Maíz Azul Verónica Castillo Hemández 156

Chapter 6 Axis Mundi: From Aztlan to Maíz 159

Epilogue: Resistance/Creation Culture and Seven Maíz-Based Values 170

Ohoyo Osh Chisba Alicia Seyler, Choctaw 180

The Children of La Llorona 183

Appendix 1 Nahua-Maya Expressions 187

Appendix 2 Abbreviated Bibliocartography 189

Appendix 3 The Aztlanahuac Interviews 192

Notes 199

References 225

Index 243

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