Author Archives: Adam Rubel

Casa de los Nawales UPDATE

Thanks to the generosity provided by Saq’ Be’ supporters and the hard work of Juan and Miguel Ignacio and their community, some amazing progress has been made on the construction of the Casa de los Nawales in Chichicastenango.  You may recall this past fall that Saq’ Be’ set out to

Dispatch from Maya Land #4

It has been a full few weeks since the last dispatch.  While my time here is coming to a close, I’ll reflect upon some of what we’ve been able to accomplish through Saq’ Be’ in that time: We welcomed elder Pichekiix (Mariano Xitumil) who was gracious enough to spend several

Dispatch from Maya Land #3

We’ve had a busy time since the last dispatch. Last weekend, Lina, Yamanik and their friend, another young lady that is also an Ajq’ij came to visit. We had a good conversation, and made some plans for a ceremony and to conduct an interview exploring the role and life as

Dispatch from Maya Land #2

Well, here is my second update with assorted musings from our time spent here in the heart of the Maya lands.  I’ve been reflecting upon the importance of the work we are doing with Saq’ Be’, and its particular relevancy in this moment in time.  We’ve always worked to open

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