Indigenous Rights and Demands in Extractivist Economies International Symposium


Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Forum (2nd Floor) in the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 S. 36th Street

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program will host its 30th Anniversary International Symposium on Indigenous Rights and Demands in Extractivist Economies. It is co-sponsored by Perry World House and Africana Studies.

*Professor Natalia Caniguán's and Mapuche Activist and Leader Veronica Huilipan's visits were made possible in part by grants from the Perry World House International Visitors Grant Program. 

Participants include:

Veronica Huilipan, Werken (traditional authority) of the Mapuche community Quintriqueo (Neuquén, Argentina); Southern Coordinator for the Continental Union of Indigenous Women of the Americas; member of Human Rights of Indigenous Communities and of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquén; and former representative for indigenous issues at the Confederation of Argentine Workers union (Confederación de Trabajadores Argentinos, CTA). Co-Sponsored by Perry World House.

Natalia Caniguán, Director of the Institute for Indigenous Studies, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. Anthropologist and Assistant Researcher for the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research (CIIR).

Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics. Associate Professor of Political Science and First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Senior Advisor to the President of UBC on Indigenous Affairs, . Co-Sponsored by Political Science, Anthropology, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration. 

Juan Manuel Salgado, Founder and director of the Human Rights Observatory of Indigenous Peoples (Neuquén, Argentina). Adviser for 20 years of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquén. Former president of the Association of Lawyers of Indigenous Law in Argentina. Professor of Philosophy of Law (National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Argentina). Please find a copy of his essay and presentation here.