Mask, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, Yamana (Yagán/Yaghan). Bark and pigment. Vatican Ethnological Museum, 115488. Photo © Vatican Museums
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Jacqueline Windh, translator of Hai kur mamashu chis: I want to tell you a story, by Cristina Zárraga (Chile, 2013).
Jacqueline Windh spent months with the Yagán people of Navarino Island to learn about their culture as she worked on an English translation of Hai kur mamashu chis, which means "I want to tell you a story" in the Yagán language. The book is a collection of traditional tales of creation, transformation, and good and evil that Ursula and Cristina Calderón heard around the campfire in their native Yagán tongue as children and recounted in Spanish to Cristina Zárraga. Windh's presentation will be a mixture of lecture and stories, illustrated with images of the Yagán and their traditional territory in southern Patagonia.