As someone of Celtic, German and French ancestry, I am not truly in touch with my own Indigenous roots. Visiting Mexico City’s Anthropological Museum, I was struck by the richness and diversity of the Indigenous cultures there that pre-dated the Spanish. It was also wonderful to see many Mexican people (perhaps also tourists from other regions) spending time and engaging with their heritage.
In our forthcoming book, my co-editor and I have done our best to invite other contributors who are able to bring in some Indigenous perspectives on planning for authentic communities. Without this knowledge personally, I hesitate to say more at this point in my blog. But it is an important perspective. Instead, I offer a few photos that illustrate the beauty and importance of Indigenous Mexican heritage. All come from the Museo Antropologico in Mexico City.