Santos Felipe Ramos

El Día de los Muertos: A Hybrid Tradition?

Every community practices El Día de los Muertos differently, but how we talk about those practices (and their histories) matters greatly.

  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 8:54 AM

Tamales From Mesoamerica to Michigan: How Food Can Help Us Understand Migration

At the same time that Mexicans in Michigan are positioned as migrants, however, our foodways also root us in many traditions that are Indigenous to this continent.

  • May 25, 2018
  • 9:32 AM

Dear Midwestern Xicanos

The Midwest can be a strange place for people like us. We are often called “Mexican,” yet many of us have never even been to Mexico. We are often labeled “immigrants,” yet our ancestors were Indigenous to Turtle Island (the Americas). The “authenticity” of our cultural practices is often measured in comparison to the practices […]

  • Jun 3, 2015
  • 9:15 AM

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