¿Quién es Angelina Aspuac? Who is Angelina Aspuac?
Biography: ANGELINA ASPUAC CON
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
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.