Indigenous rights education: Between birthright and commitment

Recording of this event will be posted soon.
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Almost a decade ago, Tsalagi scholar Jeff Corntassel proposed reconceptualizing rights as responsibilities, resources as relationships, and reconciliation as resurgence (2012). Among Quechua communities in the Peruvian Andes, the framing of rights is rooted in epistemologies of life (kawsay) linked with justice (chaninchay) and restoration (uyanchay). This talk explores decolonial theories and practices of Indigenous rights vis-a-vis Indigenous education and invites participants to consider the meaning of birthright and commitment within the Andean universe, Indigenous communities and schools, and beyond.

Recommended reading before attending event: Education and birthright: Lessons from small Indigenous schools in the Americas [PDF]

Elizabeth Sumida Huaman
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman

Recommended resources

The Centre for Environmental and Minority Policy Studies (CEMiPoS)
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