Tag: culture

Cuba Libre! Being Stuck in a Timeloop

Went to Cuba for a couple of days. An interesting experience to say the least. Met both kindness and rudeness from the locals. Cuba has often been described as the great socialist experiment, especially by those not living the day-to-day life there. But, as…

Uppruni Íslendinga

Þann 31. maí 2018 var haldin áhugaverður fundur í fyrirlestrarsal Íslenskrar erfðagreiningar um uppruna Íslendinga og nýjar erfðafræðirannsóknir á því málefni. Jafnframt kom út í tímaritinu Science ritstýrð grein mannfræðinganna Sunnu Ebenesarsdóttur og Agnars Helgasonar ásamt Kára Stefánssyni, forstjóra Íslenskrar erfðagreiningar. Meginniðurstaða fundarins var…

A Way of Speaking: Identifying as Native American in Mexico

To speak or not to speak, that is the big question. It is a general understanding among Mexicans that to identify as Native American one must speak an indigenous language. Thus a native marker is not the colour of the skin, one’s ancestry, DNA…

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