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Decolonizing Our Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Get to know the actual history of the Battle of Puebla and traditions to celebrate an Indigenous win

Dancers with Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente perform on the Fiesta Colorado Folkorico Stage in Denver for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

Perhaps, the best way for us to commemorate the day is to view it from outside of a White lens. To stand in solidarity with our revolutionary kinfolk — the people who fought and continue to fight for their intrinsic freedom. To understand it as the Indigenous victory it was.



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Lauren Crain

Freelance writer, editor, yoga teacher, herbalist, comedian. “Insightfully funny” — My Mom. laurencrainm.contently.com