P’urhepecha Flag 2016

Purhepecha Flag

Purepecha Flag

This is the flag of the Purépecha, Indigenous Nation from Michoacan, México. It has the motto “Juchari Uinapikua” that means “Our Strength/Power” in the Purépecha language. It was first used in 1980 in Santa Fe de la Laguna, Michoacan. This image here is a rendition of the flag

Each one of the quadrants stands for a region:

  • Purple- Tsakápundurhu – Cienega region of Zacapu

  • Blue – Japóndarhu – Lake region

  • Yellow – Eraxamanirhu- Walsh of the eleven villages

  • Green- Juátarhu- Purépecha Plateau

In the center there is an obsidian block that represents Señor Fuego “Kuricaueri” (in Purépecha “The Great Fire”)

The Purepecha flag surges as a symbol of unity for the Purépechas who seek to organize themselves against the repression of their nation and all Indigenous peoples.

About the author

Miguel Quimichipilli Bravo— Chicano-P'urhepecha from Venice, CA. Native-Indigenous spiritual activist, educator, lettering artist, musician, and Native spiritual run organizer since 2002. http://spiritrun.ws/