The Meaning of Our Name
In 2009, a man who died crossing the borderlands near Tucson, Arizona was found and brought to the medical examiner. In his pocket, he carried a small dead hummingbird. In Spanish, the word colibrí means hummingbird. In various cultures in Latin America, the colibrí is a symbol of strength, hope, and migration. It is also recognized as a messenger between the living and the dead. We chose to name ourselves after the hummingbird, in the spirit of its symbolism and in remembrance of this man and the thousands of individuals who have lost their lives.