Indigenous Culture

Insight into indigenous law

By Jonathan Goren After four years of practicing corporate law at a large firm in New York City, two weeks ago I moved to Oaxaca to volunteer with Fundación En Via. I have found myself learning about a very unique system of law utilized by the ind...

Tour Alumni

Confessions of a serial En Via tour participant

By Cynthia Hibbard I was an eager, serial En Via tour participant - six villages in the greater Oaxaca Valley in three, consecutive trips. If I'd had more than a few weeks in Oaxaca I would have gone more. For travelers, En Via really is the most ...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Women Borrowers

Superwomen of En Via: Homemakers, Entrepreneurs, and Role Models

By Charlottle Newman What plans do you have for tonight? What did you do last weekend? When is your next vacation? For most of us, these are questions we hear and ask quite frequently. We expect to discuss plans to go out after work, to travel, or...

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle

Como un Chile Verde: An Appetite for Sharing and Connecting in Oaxaca.

By Kim Groves Food. It is deliciously intimate, public, and shared. It is sensual, spicy and messy. It provokes conversation, and encourages us to stop and look around at our companions. In Oaxaca, Mexico, food and eating form an essential part to...

Festivals, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Tradition of Día de la Candelaria

By Susan Bean Aycock He was wearing a white doctor’s coat, had a stethoscope draped around his tiny ceramic neck, and was carrying a personalized black medical bag. He was in good company, among a dozen or so other Niños Dioses (God Children), dre...