We're very happy to have our stories and photos from Los Angeles' Chinatown in this latest WAPOW / 華報, a collaborative community-based service learning project in LA Chinatown that engages a multigenerational team of contributors to produce and distribute a bilingual print quarterly. Issue 5 is focused on the idea of home. You can download the whole magazine here.
"For the people who pick the country’s fruits and vegetables — an estimated 800,000 during peak season, about half of them in California alone — higher temperatures mean uncomfortable working conditions, a risk of serious illness and even the possibility of death. In California, there are already strict laws and regulations on the books to prevent some of the worst consequences. But as the future keeps warming, those may not be enough.
Read the feature here.
"The more than 500 Cofán people who live in Dureno don’t fit most Western stereotypes of how native Amazonians are supposed to look or act. They don’t wear loincloths or paint their bodies. They don’t lounge around in hammocks and play wooden flutes all day... To most outsiders, the Cofán don’t look indigenous — they look poor and defeated."
The new issue of American Ethnologist (AE) is out with an article by our friend and collaborator Michael Cepek ("There Might Be Blood: Oil, Humility, and the Cosmopolitics of a Cofán Petro-Being") and a beautiful cover by Bear Guerra. The portrait of Alejandro Criollo was taken in the Cofán village of Dureno, Ecuador, earlier this year.