¿Quién es Angelina Aspuac? Who is Angelina Aspuac?

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August 22, 2017


Indigenous Mayan Kaqchikel woman


Member of the National Movement of Women Weavers

Coordinator leading the advocacy strategy at AFEDES, and coordinator of the legal process to defend and protect indigenous Mayan weaving designs and apparel

Law school student

Sub-secretary for the First Lady’s Secretariat, 2008-2012

Consultant on Indigenous Peoples and related issues to the Vice-President, 2007

Representative of Women Organizations at the Rural and Urban Development Council Systems, 2002-2006

General Director at the Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez (AFEDES), 2000-2006

Angelina Aspuac Con de AFEDES (Foto: Erick Aspuac)

I am a Mayan Kaqchikel woman, committed to the defense of territory and self determination of Indigenous peoples, currently accompanying the struggle of women weavers demanding the State to recognize that we are authors and proprietors of the knowledge, traditions and techniques that we have inherited from our grandmothers and grandfathers and that are formed and shaped into our weavings.

From AFEDES, we promote the Web of Life and the need for our being to be in equilibrium with Mother Earth.

Angelina will join Thousand Currents in September as faculty for the Thousand Currents Academy.

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