Notes from the field: IAYI Participants in Peru

It takes three separate taxi rides to get from Cusco to Cuper Alto. As you climb out of the city, gradually, the cars and sounds of humanity give way to rolling hills and small farmsteads. Look out the rearview and you will see the city spreading out beneath you like some intricate tapestry. Keep driving, and winding down the road and suddenly the snowy mountain-tops of the Andean mountains come into view. Eventually you will …

Bonnita Preston: Love and Loss

This past week has been very busy. We attended more cultural forms that other teams put on and learned even more about various indigenous cultures. After the forums, we came up with new ideas for different types of cultural forums. This last week we put on a forum where we shared legends from our indigenous cultures. It was very special to hear the youth sharing their culture’s legends and having the chance to integrate the …

Bonnita Preston: The Internship Begins

Bonnita Preston CWY ALUMNI, Indigenous Internships Program (IAYI): 2022 Meet Bonnita, an intern with our virtual internship program. She is our first writer for our new Internships Blog! Bonnita is a Métis woman who grew up in a small community outside of the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. Hello CWY-JCM family! I am so excited to share my journey with you. First, let me tell you a little about myself. I grew up very …