Rodrigo wins support for documentation of Kaqchikel ritual language

Congratulations to Rodrigo Ranero, who has won a Firebird Fellowship for the Documentation of Oral Literature and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, along with Yolanda Estrada, professor in the School of History at Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala. The Fellowship is to support the project "Documenting Kaqchikel Ritual Language" in Summer 2017. Rodrigo and Professor Estrada will collaborate with an organized group of Kaqchikel " Ajq'ija' " (Spiritual Guides) from the town of Sumpango, documenting the particular register of Kaqchikel used in the guides' ceremonies, as well as the content of the rituals and how it relates to Kaqchikel cosmovision.