In October 2019, a group of 23 indigenous women gathered to occupy Argentina's Ministry of the Interior to protest the occupation of their land. For eleven days, they demanded an end to the 'terricide' that has affected their communities for over 500 years. On the ground, they met with indifference from the state and society. Their intransigence, however, makes visible demands that have been historically ignored, but also a call to urgently rediscover a collective way of life based on reciprocity and solidarity between peoples and nature.
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The documentary screening will be followed by a panel discussion:
Indigenous communities have been facing persistent challenges, from the legacies of colonialism to the battles for recognition and protection of their human rights, worsened by the environmental impact of their lands’ exploitation. Indigenous women have played a pivotal role for the self-determination of their peoples, even at the international level.
This discussion will explore the conditions of Indigenous people in the Americas and inclusive pathways for a future where human rights are upheld.
List of confirmed speakers:
- Larissa Da Silva Araujo, PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Sociology, Geneva Graduate Institute
- Graciela Jolidon, Specialist Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989
- Marc Hufty, Professor in Development Studies, Geneva Graduate Institute
- Luciana Yael Markstein, Master Candidate in International and Development Studies, Geneva Graduate Institute (moderator)