blood148 asked for clarification/more info
This is what I’m referring to:
These are all neo-indigenous groups (except Chicano Nationalism but it uses the same neo-indigenous language/is almost to that point). They’re not Indigenous, they’re “revivalists” despite the fact that there are Indigenous Mexican peoples, Maya peoples, and Taino people who still exist and don’t need to be “revived”.
Hopefully Mayanism comes off as so ridiculous that we don’t need to say anything.
We have an issue being heard. Many of us have language barriers when it comes to larger Indigenous solidarity. We have a much smaller amount of representatives of our Pueblos in northern circles than the numbers of these neo-groups. When we try to participate in inter-tribal events, discussions, and spaces we have to constantly come up against these groups getting more airtime because they have self-identified and established themselves without question, all mostly in the U.S. and Canada.
There is a constant feeling of exclusion that Latin American Indigenous people feel in the States and Canada as far as feeling welcome and a part of Native spaces. It has been getting better but these neo-groups are still constantly talking over us and all the amount of explaining their harm, eye rolling, writing, critiquing, etc. etc. we do seems to have very minimal effect.