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tecpaocelotl 11-28-2005 05:42 PM

What I did for Thanksgiving Break
What I did for Thanksgiving Break

For many, they spent this time shopping for Christmas, but for me, I went to Sinaloa, along with the rest of the board of Alianza Indigena, to speak to the Yoreme (Mayo) to help them become recognized by the Mexican Government as natives, preserve culture, and become independent.

On Friday night, we met with the Yoreme leaders from each community to see what they needed and what we were going to show on Saturday. They liked the idea of the internet and how it could help many of the people who make artisanias (less than 26 of them and mostly elders) could have something online and be able to display their items to sell.

Saturday, we went to some sacred grounds which you can’t talk about politics. I was sad bc no one made artisanias so I can buy them. We all did our presentation on what could help on those three points. The only person who had anything to sell was this artist who made paintings for a living. I bought 3 of them (pretty big). One was this woman making pottery. Another was of a boy deer dancer. The last one was this place near the river. The guy was very grateful. We all ate meals which were a meal that was something my mom makes: meat with carrots and squash with caldo and a lot of shrimp since they’re famous for shrimp and tons of tortillas.

The people enjoyed our stay.

Sunday we left.

I have a ton of pics. Will show them later.

Dee 11-28-2005 05:55 PM

That sounds sweet. Hope you do post em up.

lonelyloca 11-28-2005 06:43 PM


babygirl20 11-28-2005 09:25 PM

That sounds like fun to do cant wait to see the pics.... Thxs for sharing Tec 8)

tecpaocelotl 11-30-2005 10:16 AM

Thanks. I'm looking for the cable for my camera to connect it to my computer, but no luck.

I think what was funny was this guy speaking to me in Mayo and I didn't understand until he grabbed my arm and pointed at my camera so I can take a pic of them.

They want a truck for transportation. They need a lot of things.

KaryLaPrincesa 11-30-2005 10:48 AM

That was really neat Tec.. I hope you find your cable soon so you can post the pictures. I've always wanted to go to Sinaloa.. maybe one of these days in the near future.. :wink:

~nessa~ 11-30-2005 10:59 AM

That would be cool to see the pictures. I'll keep an eye out. 8)

tecpaocelotl 11-30-2005 11:20 AM

They needed a lot of stuff. Here's is what I have on the top of my head:

Better living conditions; many of them live in cardboard, cheapwood houses with almunium roofing.

A truck; Somehow this stucked in my head.

School Transportation; since all the schools are very far away and the kids hitch rides to and from school taking them hours (kids leave at 7PM and get home around 10-11PM).

babygirl20 11-30-2005 11:24 AM

Hey Tec is there anything we could do to help?

tecpaocelotl 11-30-2005 11:36 AM

There's a lot. You can speak to my org's Executive Director who can reached by my org's number: (714) 758-1990 or e-mail to find out more.

babygirl20 11-30-2005 11:40 AM

thxs Tec Ill do that :)

babygirl20 11-30-2005 11:47 AM

How could I ask!! I mean what is a good way to ask for information

tecpaocelotl 11-30-2005 11:50 AM

Tell Lupe Lopez (Executive Director) that you heard from Ocelotl (short version of Tecpaocelotl) about the trip to the Yoreme Community and was wondering how you can help.

babygirl20 11-30-2005 11:54 AM

Ok Got the info Thxs Tec....

tecpaocelotl 12-04-2005 10:15 PM

Here is some pics from the trip (more on another camera and still haven't gotten them.):

One of the artist with his art work. I bought 3 of his paintings.

Some of his paintings:
Supposely took him 4 hours.
Gave this as a present to a friend.
A handmade mat.

More to come along the way.

Dee 12-04-2005 10:56 PM

I like the one w/the lady and the pots and the one w/the houses.

tecpaocelotl 12-04-2005 11:04 PM


The houses in the middle of the river? I bought that one also and gave that to a friend.

babygirl20 12-04-2005 11:30 PM

Hey Tec I sent an email to your Executive Director but havent got a responds back.

By the way good pics you got there :)

tecpaocelotl 12-04-2005 11:36 PM

I talked to her right now and she said she hasn't received anything.

babygirl20 12-04-2005 11:46 PM

I wrote to her the 30th el miercoles to the email you put on here. Probly I did something wrong or something.

tecpaocelotl 12-05-2005 09:41 AM

I asked her again. Nothing.

tecpaocelotl 12-28-2005 10:29 PM

A painting I bought, but forgot to add it here:

tecpaocelotl 01-14-2006 11:47 PM

More pics of the Yoreme trip. Sorry it has taken so long:
Yoreme people together.
People at the Honor table.
Me talking
Me passing the sample of the Yaqui site so the Yoreme can see a sample of what can be done.

More paintings:
A painting I bought for a friend for her b-day.
The only painting that I kept for myself.

tecpaocelotl 06-27-2006 03:30 PM

Re: What I did for Thanksgiving Break
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tecpaocelotl 11-27-2014 12:20 PM

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