A special surprise: an Indigenous academic (peer reviewed) Journal has published its 2012 journal today. See below. It includes a collaborative article between MAS teacher Norma Gonzalez and myself on the banning of the "Aztec Calendar" in Tucson Arizona. Go to the entire issue of the 2012 Nakum online journal here:http://indigenouscultures.org/nakumjournal/nakum-2012-vol-3-1.
Contents of the journal are also below.
As the Sun Shined Brightly: Tigua Representations of Indigeneity and Agency Through Public Presentations, 1889-1936″
Scott ComarScott Comar is currently a PhD student in the Borderlands program at the University of Texas at El Paso History Department. He holds an MA in history and currently works as an Assistant Instructor at UTEP. Scott’s publications include Border Junkies: Addiction and Survival on the Streets of Juárez and El Paso. Austin: University of Texas Press (2011) and “The Texas Two Step: The Incorporation and Dispossession of the Tigua of Ysleta Del Sur, 1848-1889.” Password 54, no. 2 (2009): 55-72.
Banning the Aztec Calendar: Indigenous, Maiz-Based Knowledge and Teachings at the Heart of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies Curriculum and Conflict
Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez and Norma GonzalezRoberto Rodriguez, PhD, is an assistant professor, Mexican American Studies Department, at the University of Arizona. He is a longtime-award-winning journalist/columnist who returned to school in 2003 in pursuit of a Master’s degree (2005) and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications (Jan. 2008) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The primary focus of his research is twofold: 1) Maiz as the civilizational impulse for many of the cultures of the Americas, and 2) The History of Red-Brown Journalism & Communications.
Norma Gonzalez holds an M.A. in Educational Leadership and a B.A. in Elementary Bilingual Education. Professionally Norma was a curriculum specialist with the Mexican American Department for the past ten years and today finds herself weathering political attacks within Tucson Unified School District. She has been in the educational profession for the last seventeen years. Additionally, Norma writes curriculum that is culturally responsive and implements it with all students utilizing critical pedagogy from an indigenous epistemology. Currently she is a Cultural Interventionist at a local elementary school teaching a curriculum that is culturally responsive at the Pre-K—Fifth Grade level.