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A Solidarity Exchange on Indigenous decolonization and sustainable self-determination

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Date and Time: October 12, 2021, 02:00 PM in Universal Time UTC

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Live interpretation in Spanish, English, and French languages

Approximately eighty percent of all biodiversity on the planet thrives in the twenty-two percent of global territories that are home to Indigenous peoples. What will future generations say about ancestral relationships to land, water, plant nations, animal nations, communities, and the natural world?  This workshop examines how Indigenous knowledge and practices are shared, renewed, and reinterpreted across generations to promote Indigenous nations’ well-being, governance, and sustainability. By taking a comparative approach of Indigenous nations and communities across continents and regions, we examine different pathways to self-determination and resurgence through a lens of Indigenous sustainability and climate justice. 

In this workshop, we will focus on Indigenous practices of sustainability that entail nurturing and perpetuating territories of life beyond the state apparatus and market system. Sustainable self-determination is discussed as a community-driven process that focuses on the regeneration of Indigenous livelihoods, food security, community governance, and relationships to lands, waters, the natural world, and ceremonial life. It embodies the self-determining authority of Indigenous nations and enables the transmission of these practices to future generations.


Wrays Pérez Ramírez

Jorge Nawel

Noemí Carmen Gualinga Montalvo

Yamili Nidelvia Chan Dzul

Felipe Gómez