How do indigenous peoples work with governments to develop public policies that promote biodiversity as a tool for sustainable development? This question is fundamental for our reflections this week as we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, established by the United Nations in 1994 to support indigenous peoples and their solutions to problems, and … [Read more...] about Indigenous peoples, biodiversity and “buen vivir”
Para leer en español, haz clic aquí Ten women prepare themselves: hair, makeup, clothes, and posture. They practice proper cadence for scripted answers to questions they will soon be asked. Each of them will say she arrived in Lima from an Andean town seeking a brighter future for her two children. Her partner is returning after being away for six months for work, and they do … [Read more...] about Mestizo or indigenous: would you treat me differently?
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Some recent censuses in Latin America reveal a surprising trend; indigenous peoples are disappearing. However, they are not dying, nor leaving. Instead, individuals who had self‑identified as indigenous earlier opted to no longer identify as indigenous. Countries like Chile and Bolivia are good examples of this. In 1992, the Chilean Census … [Read more...] about Politics and prose can affect indigenous population size
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People By Hans Shulz* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí August 9th marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, a time to celebrate the contributions of the approximately 370 million diverse global indigenous cultures. And to celebrate, I want to reflect on an experience that allowed my team to work with an … [Read more...] about More than just writing checks: volunteerism celebrates indigenous people