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In their sixth annual performance called "Day of Indigenous Resistance," Xochinecuhtli Alvarez (Nectar of a Flower) of the Salinas dance group Yaocuauhtli looks to the sky. Held as a deliberate counterpoint to Columbus Day on October 12th, which is also sometimes called "Day of the Races," or "Hispanic Day," the event was meant to highlight long-standing New World traditions, saying "We are Aztecas, Zapotecas, Mexicas, Toltecas, Huicholes, Trikis, Mayas, Incas, Tarahumara, etc," and encouraging everyone to express pride in their pre-Colombian identities.
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