I have decided to look at indigenous women in Latin America. My research question is, “What does indigenous women activism look like?” It is significant because indigenous women have been extremely understudied and understudied, so I believe it is important to bring light to this topic. I’m thinking of doing a bit of a sampling of women for several reasons: there are not enough sources on just one or two women, and because there are multiple women working in the field, I believe it’s important to give multiple women credit (Obviously I can’t include everyone and I’ll have to be selective, but I’ll let my sources guide that). As I continue to research, I see there is a lot of diversity in indigenous women’s activism, so I want to showcase that diversity too. I’m keeping it broad as I continue to search for more materials (I’m currently waiting on some books from the library loan), especially primary sources and let that narrow my focus more. I think after completing numerous interviews for my I.S., I have a greater understanding and appreciation for the power of storytelling and having other people’s voices heard. My primary sources will be varied, from writing to interviews, news clips, speeches, etc. I am excited to dive into a new topic I have not researched previously, but a topic I find extremely important.
- Interview video with Dolores Cacuango https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gRbrjYoQA0
- Interview excerpts with Tránsito Amaguaña https://www.marxists.org/espanol/amaguana/1977/001.htm
- Testimony excerpt by Tarcila Rivera Zea https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/4/in-the-words-of-tarcila-rivera-zea
- Biography – I, Rigoberta Menchú
- Searching for writing by Nela Martínez Espinosa, but it has been noted that her works were published very limited and sometimes under a pseudonym for censorship reasons.
- Mothers making Latin America: gender, households, and politics since 1825 By Erin O’Connor
- Weaving the past: a history of Latin America’s indigenous women from the prehispanic period to the present by Susan Kellogg
- Waiting on: Women in Latin America and the Caribbean : restoring women to history / by Marysa Navarro and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, with Kecia Ali