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Indigenous people struggle to hold culture

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

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Indigenous people struggle to hold on to their homelands and culture against global industrialization and colonialism in ‘Huínca,’ an original bilingual theater production featuring Ajai Terraza Tripathi (from left), Emily Hogan and Catherine Rangel, coming Thursday, Jan. 9 through Saturday, Jan. 19 at Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St. PHOTO BY LIANA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY MILAGRO THEATRE

An original bilingual production of Huínca comes to the Milago Theater in southeast Portland in January exposing audiences to the history and culture of the indigenous Chilean people’s relationship to their land and in the larger context to other indigenous’ groups in a common struggle for environmental health against global industrialization and colonialism.

Written by Marilo Nuñez and directed by Reina Solunaya, the world premiere play begins with a preview performance on Thursday, Jan. 9 and the opening night show on Friday, Jan. 10, both at 7:30 p.m. The play then runs through Jan. 18 at Milago Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

Tickets are $29 in advance or $32 at the door, with senior tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and student and veteran tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 503-236-7253 or visit

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