Racial Justice

In Search of Lost Treasures: Indigenous Peoples and Seized Culture

In Search of Lost Treasures: Indigenous Peoples and Seized Culture

Global South countries have an obligation to set pathways to find lost treasures in museums and private collections around the world. Therefore, it is essential that indigenous peoples are taken into account when determining the use and destination of the cultural material that has been expatriated for centuries.

The world is still wide and alien

The world is still wide and alien

The unforeseen incidents of bringing together a handful of indigenous leaders from around the world to Colombia for the First Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders.

Focal Points for a Global Conversation

Focal Points for a Global Conversation

Currently, there is a lot of hope in promoting the common points of a global agenda of indigenous peoples, which combines questions and actions on identity, land, and development. Here are some insights from my conversations with over 50 indigenous leaders from around the world.

Global Conversations

Global Conversations

In times of an upside down world, achieving global conversations is an urgent challenge. For this, the North and South should talk about their demonstrations against extractive industries. This is suddently a new opportunity to build a global united front for a new world in which other forms of life are included.

Reparation, indigenous rights, social rights: imagining justice for ethnic communities in Colombia

Reparation, indigenous rights, social rights: imagining justice for ethnic communities in Colombia

A future ethnic reparations program need not reinvent the wheel; reparations programs from other countries, as well as recent precedent from Colombia in the form of land restitution to ethnic communities carried out since 2011, offer important lessons for the present moment.

Imagine Living in a Meritocracy

Imagine Living in a Meritocracy

A few months ago, a publicity advertisement that promoted a new type of car sparked an interesting controversy in Argentina. The commercial was called “Imagine living in a Meritocracy” and invited readers to dream of “a world where each person has what they deserve […] where the one who arrived, arrived on their own, without anyone giving anything to them.”

Knowledge, resistance, and reflection

Knowledge, resistance, and reflection

In recent years, the global indigenous movement has strengthened. An example of this has been the participation of indigenous people at COP21 in Paris at the end of last year. In an unprecedented mobilization, different leaders navigated the Seine River to demand change. Like never before, in a single voice, indigenous peoples asked States to reach an accord on the protection of the environment and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.