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HERNANDEZ MORALES, María Eugenia  and  VELASCO ORTIZ, Laura. Questioned Ethnicity: Ancestrality in the Children of Indigenous Oaxacan Immigrants in the United States. Migr. Inter [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.2, pp.133-163. ISSN 2594-0279.

This article analyzes the dilemma of identity and belonging in the children of Oaxacan indigenous immigrants in the United States, through the study of three dimensions of ancestry: the place of origin, community life and the indigenous language. The article documents various courses of the ethnicization process among young mixtec, zapotec and triqui, born or grown in the United States; methodologically is based on three workshops with activists of the Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations (FIOB) and twenty in-depth interviews. The findings show that each of the dimensions analyzed has a different role in the construction of identity according to certain factors such as schooling, English language and political or community participation of young people.

Keywords : indigenous migration; transnational ethnicity; California; cultural difference; youth.

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