Children of Anahuac: We carry the medicine inside

Children of Anahuac:
we carry the medicine inside.
We hear Mother Earth now.
We have removed the wasichu lies.

Labels can’t define us,
through our blood to this land we are tied.
Tierra sagrada:
maiz, mesquite, nopal give us life.

Their walls can’t define us.
Millennial caminos will survive.
Wasichu can’t blind us.
We’ve had enough of suffering and lies.

We remember our place here.
All that was hidden will come back to the light.

Tonantzin tlalli,
noxtin nomecayotzin.

(From my heart I sing
thank you,
Mother Earth,
to all that is, ever was, and will be
all my relations.)

Dedicated to the decolonization of the United States

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Iris Rodriguez

Artivist / Journalist / Rascuacha Tech / Network Producer at Xica Media
Iris Rodriguez is a digital strategist, multimedia producer, author, musical artist, and poet from San Antonio, Texas.Since 2002 her body of work has addressed environmental racism/justice, family detention,decolonization, cultural arts, guerrilla media, Xicanisma and public archives.
Her upcoming book, Return To The Red Road, is a collection of poetry, art, and stories about her journey through decolonization.Her newly opened musical production house, Tezcatlipoca Records, produces music of modern Cemanahuac.Her latest album, La Cultura Nos Cura, is a fusion of cumbia and indigenous Mexican instruments, earth- and spirit-conscious lyrics, and decolonial themes.Read full bio here.
Channels: Xicana Chronicles | End Family Detention | Xica Nation | Tezcatlipoca Records | MTX Files | Sound Cloud | Chinati Ixtlan | Texas UFW 2016
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