7 Ahaw 13 Xul (July 22, 2022)

7 Ajaw 13 Xul (July 22, 2022)

The Maya Hieroglyphic Renaissance Continues: Congratulations to our 2022 mini-grant recipients!

We are very excited to report the first sixteen recipients of this year’s mini-grants. It has been over two years since we have had the opportunity to award mini-grants for in-person instruction due to the pandemic, and we are grateful that the time has finally come to return safely to the classroom to revive the teaching of the ancient Maya script.

We have some additional applications in process, and we are also continuing to accept applications for more mini-grants as needed, so please continue to apply!

We are proud to have been able to award mini-grants to the following sixteen Maya colleagues, speaking nine different Mayan languages in Guatemala and Mexico:

Ajpub’ Pablo García Ixmatá
Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala: Tzutujil

Crisanto Kumul
Sisbichen, Yucatan, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Edy Benjamín López Castillo
Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala: Popti’

Gloria Nayeli Tun Tuz
Dzitox, Yucatan, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Gregorio Hau Caamal
Sinanche, Yucatan, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Julio César López
Oxchuc, Chiapas, Mexico: Tzeltal

Laysha Yanara Jimenez Uicab
Margarita Maza de Juárez,
Quintana Roo, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Leonel Pacay Rax
Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala: Q’eqchi

Marta Dominga Cux Yac
Santa Lucía Utatlán, Sololá, Guatemala: K’iche’

Martin Gómez Ramirez
Abasolo, Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico: Tzeltal

Mateo Ajualip Rodriguez
Cubulco, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala: Achí

Milner Rolando Pacab Alcocer
Yaxcabá, Yucatan, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Omar Chan May
Felipe Carillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Pedro Geovi Toledo and Gaspar Pedro Nicolas
San Miguel Acatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala: Akateko

Victor Manuel Mazun Tec
Yaxunah, Yucatán, Mexico: Yucatec Maya

Waykan Gonzalo Benito Pérez
Palin, Escuintla, Guatemala: Poqomam

Congratulations to all of these recipients, and thanks to all of you who make these workshops possible through your generous donations! We are so grateful to be able to resume working with Maya communities to help them preserve their languages and cultures, and to take an interest in the writing of the Ancient Maya.

We look forward to hearing about these upcoming workshops and publishing their reports back from the field in the near future!


Michael Grofe, President

1 thought on “7 Ahaw 13 Xul (July 22, 2022)

  1. Fantastic! How wonderful to be returning to the classroom. Congratulations to all the recipients.

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