U kúuchil kaambal kuxtal: School for life
Heritage and everyday lives

Yamili Nidelvia Chan Dzul

Mayan woman, native of Sanahcat, Yucatán, Mexico. As part of her life project, she co-founded the Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Desarrollo Alternativo U Yich Lu'um A.C. (Interdisciplinary Centre for Research and Alternative Development U Yich Lu'um A.C.). At U Yich Lu'um, she is responsible for the area of Community Learning, which works with children and young people on the basis of an exchange of knowledge. She is part of the Network of Indigenous Women of Yucatan Péepeno'ob (butterflies). She is the Principal Investigator of the Project U kúuchil kaambal kuxtal: school for life.

In her collective work with this network, she collaborated in the creation of the Cartilla de los Derechos de las Mujeres Indígenas Mayas (Mayan Indigenous Women’s Rights Booklet). She writes in the collaborative blog: Resistencias y Mujeres Profesionistas Indígenas (Resistance and Professional Indigenous Women), where she and other Indigenous women reflect on and fight against discrimination and racism in higher education. She studied Social Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán and did her master’s in Development Practices at the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Costa Rica. 

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