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The voice of the native people
The voice of the native people

By Trama Volunteer on Nov 24, 2022

Guatemala is truly one of the most colorful countries, thanks to the diversity of Maya cultures, languages and obviously the people, that keep these ancestral traditions alive. Lisa, a volunteer of Trama, tr...

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La voz de la gente nativa
La voz de la gente nativa

By Trama Volunteer on Nov 24, 2022

Guatemala es realmente uno de los países más coloridos, gracias a la diversidad de culturas mayas, idiomas y, obviamente, a la gente, que mantiene vivas estas tradiciones ancestrales. Lisa, una voluntaria de...

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Textile Stories: The Guatemalan Huipil
Textile Stories: The Guatemalan Huipil

By Trama Volunteer on Aug 29, 2022

Huipiles have a deep history, transforming and evolving with Indigenous communities through time. When finished, the work of art that often takes months to make, tells a story of both individual and communal identity of the many Indigenous communities that reside in Guatemala. Here at Trama, we seek to share the importance of this evolving tradition in each huipil, and in each textile. 

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Cross-Cultures Series: Molas from Panama
Cross-Cultures Series: Molas from Panama

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jun 26, 2022

The Guna people of Panama crafts beautiful molas as part of their traditional dress. The molas are made with intricate designs from skillful women who have had the traditions passed down through generations of women.

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Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories
Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

Rigoberta Menchú is probably one of the most inspiring Mayan women of Guatemala. She is an advocate for social justice and human rights of indigenous peoples in Guatemala and is internationally known for her...

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The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

From 25 April to 6 May 2022, the 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2022) will take place. The theme is “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due d...

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