Corriendo Educando or Teaching/Learning While Running

  • Roberto Rodriquez
    University of Arizona


Indigenous ceremonial running is traced back many hundreds of years and generally forms part of larger ceremonial ways. Today, running functions as part of athletic events, although running can also function as a means to commemorate a past event (memory) and as a means to transmit ancestral or traditional knowledge. This article examines running as a means of learning and acquiring knowledge and as a method of teaching and raising consciousness. It also considers how ceremonial running has transformed the Tucson community, which has been involved in intense human rights struggles, particularly in the struggle to teach Ethnic Studies and examines the testimonios of the runners.

Published: 2012-01-01
Pages:79 to 92
Section: Articles
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How to Cite
Rodriquez, R. (2012). Corriendo Educando or Teaching/Learning While Running. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 5(1), 79-92.