Raising Awareness and Understanding of Traditional Timekeeping

The New Dawn of Indigenous People / El Nuevo Amanecer


The new era is known as the New Dawn of Indigenous Peoples. This is an era that was prophesized by the last speaker of the Mexika people. In 1521, Cuauhtémoc addressed his people with the following presage:

La nueva era se conoce como el Nuevo Amanecer de los Pueblos y Naciones Originarias. Esta es una era que fue profetizada por el último vocero del pueblo Mexika. En 1521, Cuauhtémoc se dirigió a su gente con el siguiente presagio:


To tonal ye omotlatiuh

Our Sun has hidden

Nuestro Sol se ha ocultado

To tonal ye omoixpoliuh


Our Sun has hidden his face from us

Nuestro Sol ha ocultado su cara de nosotros

Iuan zentlayouayan otechkateh

And in complete darkness he has left us


Y nos ha dejado en completa obscuridad

Machtikmatihman okzepa uallaz

But we know that he will be back again


Pero sabemos que regresará

Man Okzepa kizakiz

That he will return again

Que volverá de nuevo


Iuan Yankuiyotika techtlauilikeh

And once again he will shine on us 

Y nuevamente brillará sobre nosotros


According to the information carved on the Stone of the Suns  (Piedra del Sol ), the closing of the old cycle happened upon the completion of the Fifth Sun during 2012 on two dates Nahui Ollin two-hundred and sixty days apart: March 26 and December 11, when Venus provoked eclipses due to its proximity to the Moon. Venus also eclipsed the Sun on June 5, 2012.

The Sixth Sun started started when Venus, in a purified state, was ready to rise from the waters in the West on May 3, 2013, which is what the Maya marked as closing of the 13 Bak’tun cycle and the ritual entering of a thirteen year period into the 14 Bak’tun cycle.

This long-foreseen time is known as the New Dawn of Indigenous Peoples because it connects us to Creation of Time-Space on a cosmological, spiritual and ecological level.