Honoring tradition

Traditional Aztec dancer Tunak Hernandez gives a traditional blessing as part of the opening ceremony of Portland State’s Chicano/Latino Awareness Week. Hernandez and other members of the Mexica Tiahui dance troupe stress the spiritual values embedded in the traditional dance of the Aztecs. Sponsored my MEChA, the ceremony was the first of many events during Chicano/Latino Awareness Week. Tonight MEChA will host a showing of the film Machetero at 6 p.m. at Food for Thought Cafe.