In the beginning…NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOLS AS COLONIAL INSTITUTIONS

On September 30, the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) has called for all persons of conscience to honor a National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools. This call to action and prayer…

JOINT STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (6/23/2021)

Contacts: Jennifer Cuevas jeneratemedia@gmail.com

Marcos Aguilar sembrador@dignidad.org

Los Angeles, Calif. ​(June 23, 2021)​ — ​The Indigenous Education Now Coalition (IEN), comprised of​ ​students, parents, community members, Tribes, and Native organizations, is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of…

Poemas para las Madres de la Gran Comunidad de Semillas del Pueblo

Por Marcos Aguilar

Traducción en Nahuatl por Victorino Torres Nava

Ixochitlahtol nonantsin

nonantsin,

Ka tehwa niyoltika

Wan ipan nin motonal

Nimitsmaka notlasoh,

Nopalewilis wan nimitsokas.

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sekpa tiyelsisiwi

Moyoloko

Nitetlasohamatilia

Kwe mowan nika okse tonalli,

Kwe niyoltika, nichikahtika

A Grimm tale of how high-stakes testing subverts community-based teaching & learning

“Teachers and administrators should not use CAASPP results in isolation to make inferences about instructional needs. Anyone using CAASPP results to identify strengths and weaknesses in instructional programs should be familiar with the cautions and procedures described in…

Standing with Asians and Asian-Americans: Statement by Semillas del Pueblo

3/26/2021

“Convinced that any doctrine of superiority based on racial differentiation is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous, and that there is no justification for racial discrimination, in theory or in practice, anywhere…” — United Nations International Convention…

In 1999, all of the founders of Semillas del Pueblo (AKA Academia Semillas del Pueblo, Xinaxcalmecac, Anahuacalmecac, and Semillas), were engaged in community organizing at various levels. We taught in public schools, colleges or universities. We organized direct actions aimed at confronting injustices internationally. We raised families and forged new…

Xinachohtli: Indigenous Resurgence Education

By Tlayekantsi Marcos Aguilar

2/8/2021

What do we mean by Indigenous Resurgence Education and how do we arrive at the center from four paths (los cuatro caminos y el centro infinito)?

So much has changed since we first conceived of Academia Semillas del Pueblo as a…

Marcos Aguilar

Born of the desert. Teacher. Learner. Organizer. Dreamer.

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