Fredy Chikangana


Quechua poet and speaker Fredy Chikangana is from the Yanakuna Mitmak Nation in the Yurak Mayu territory of Colombia. His Indigenous name is Wiñay Mallki, which means “root that remains over time.” The prizewinning author of two verse collections, he has participated in national and international poetry events in Indigenous languages, and his poems have been translated into multiple languages. He has worked on strengthening Quechua Yanakuna Mitmak identity and oralitura, work that he shares with his Native brothers and sisters throughout the Americas.