Yakanal: Indigenous Youth Cultural Exchange

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Our Mother Moon 

Communities: Maya, Pueblo, Zapotec

Regions: Guatemala, New Mexico (US), Mexico

Grants Awarded: 2014, 2017 & 2018

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We support the Our Mother Moon project to research, protect, and appropriately share indigenous knowledge of various themes related to the Moon to animate ancestral wisdom and practice for the wellbeing of women and their communities. Through intercultural collaborations including Maya, Pueblo, and Zapotec young women and elders, they hope to nourish unique female attributes connected to the Moon in the context of lunar astronomy, calendaring, fertility, midwifery, weaving, natural pigments, and plant medicine.