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We invite you to learn a little more about the Native women featured in our calendar:

Yadira Xochicoatl Aleman

Mexica, from Mexico City, Mexico. Yadira is a mother, danzante with Kalpulli Atl Tlachinolli, and ceremonial woman. She is the owner of Yadi’s Catering.

Natalia Gianella

Peruvian Mestiza of Moche, Quechua and African ancestors. Natalia is a musician, ceremonial woman and an advocate to immigrant families at the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She has an M.A. in Cultural Geography. She is also the lead singer and composer of an Andean fusion band, named “Matascallando.”

 Sioux Greaux

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Sioux is an Indigenous woman of Tsalagi (Cherokee) decent and born into the Ani-waya (Wolf Clan).  Sioux seeks every day to be her best so that she can be the best for others. She holds a B.A. in Media Communications, is a highly active member in the Indigenous community, an artisan of native jewelry and crafts and a danzante with Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli.

 Macuilxochitl Cecilia Ortega

Mexica, born in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.Macuilxochitlis a free-lance artist, dancer, choreographer, teacher, community leader and activist. She is a founding member of Son de Monton, a New-York City-based group devoted to the Son Jarocho and Fandango; co-founder and Water Woman of Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli, and a member of the Native American Church.

Andrea Donez

Mixed raced Xicana from the Borderlands in California. Andrea is a ceremonial women, musician, danzante with Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli and a devoted yogi. She is also a junior accountant at a yoga studio and record company in Brooklyn.

Karen Johana Lopez Acero

Colombian with Muiscas Indigenous roots. Karen is a danzante and sahumadora with Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl in Ixachilan. Also, is she a community organizer/trainer, healer, doula, and interpreter.

Yaocihuatzin

Wirrarika, Mexica, and Xicana. Famliy is from Zacatecas and Jalisco, Mexico, and she was born in Tulare, California. Yao’s life is dedicated to ceremony, she is a mother and wife, roadwoman, a member of the Native American Church, Teo Kali Quetzalcoatl, Capitána of Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli, Sundancer, and Chanupa carrier. She holds a PhD in Education and is an activist, an artisan of native jewelry, and a birth and postpartum doula.

Guadalupe Becerril

Mexica from Tecamac, Mexico. Guadalupe is a healer (curandera). She works with herbs and energy to heal. Her teachings come from generations of healers with Pre-Columbia Mexico as the source of learning. She isCapitána de Danza Azteca de Tecacmac.

Joselyn KAXYEK Borrero

Tlingit Nation, Yukon, Canada. Dakl’aweidi (Eagle/Killerwhale) Clan. Joselyn is a loving mother of three children and wife. Her children are Nakota Blaze, Mainaku Shuwatin, and Kayaani Mautia. She is an artist, computer technician and aspiring graphic/web designer.

Quetziquetl Angulo Jaramillo

Mexica, from Mexico City, Mexico. Quetziquetl is a mother, wife, and ceremonial woman. She is Capitána of Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli. She crafts Native jewelry designs and is also a beauty consultant. Gustavo Romero her eldest son is shown in her photo, leaning on the tree.

Meyolotzin

Indigenous woman from Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. Meyolotzin is a danzante and sahumadora with Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli. Currently, she is studying Cultural Anthropology.

Fidelina Morales (Yhari)

Arawak with roots from the Dominican Republic. Yhari is a family style acupuncturist and reiki healer currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

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