Today, Anahuacalmecac celebrates partnerships with collaborators around the continent and indeed around the world, as we celebrate the inclusion, recognition and cultivation of Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge in our school through a pedagogical focus on cultural inquiry, community building and preparation for college. We refer to this pedagogy as SOBRESISTENCIA, a concept centered upon our survival, endurance and resilience as Indigenous Peoples.
LA DOCTRINA DE LA MAZORCA
Our autochthonous rights are recorded in our codices, our sacred sites, and our oral traditions including the Tonalmachiotl. One of the most powerful testaments to our sovereignty, self-determination and sobresistencia is maize itself: tlayoltsintle-tonakayotl. Since the founding of Semillas del Pueblo, the concept and symbol of the semilla-xinachtli has been a powerful doctrine. Today, we reaffirm a logical extension of this doctrine of xinachtli, the mazorca-yelotl. The doctrina de la mazorca represents our entire community, a complete count of seeds, an infinite number of powers and possibilities at our disposal. Together, our community's rights, responsibilities and roots must redefine our school's next stage.
Our families and allies today carried twenty mazorcas de maíz to symbolize our collective pledge to defend the rights of indigenous children and youth. Maize represents permaculture, true knowledge, ancestral wisdom and the need to pursue creative alternatives to the educational barriers the District and the State offer the majority of Indigenous students in public schools. The mazorcas de maíz represent a solemn commitment to the defense of Indigenous children and youth, in unity as a community in struggle.
OUR PLEDGE TO PERSIST - JURAMIENTO A LA JUVENTUD
Con maíz en la mano y la verdad en el corazón juramos:
Ika tlayoltsintli ipan noma wan tlen melawak ihtek noyolo tikihtowah:
mis manos serán maíz
mis pies serán maíz
mis pensamientos serán maíz
mis conocimientos será maíz
yo soy maíz
yo soy semilla...
Nomawan yes tlayoltsintle
Nokxiwan yes tlayoltsintle
Notlanemilis yes tlayoltsintle
Notlamachilis yes tlayoltsintle
Noyohlo yes tlayoltsintle
Nonakayo yes tlayoltsintle
Nonelwayo yes tlayoltsintle
Notlatoltsi yes tlayoltsintle
Nokuikatsi yes tlayoltsintle
XMOKESTEWAKAN NOKNIWAN (WE RISE),
XISAKAN NOKNIWAN (WE RESIST),
TITETSMOLINIKAN (WE REGENERATE)