The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and American Indian Studies at Illinois will host the “Indigenous (Latin) America: Territories, Knowledge, Resistance and Voices” Symposium on November 17 and 18 in Room 314 of the Illini Union. The Symposium will bring together 13 guest speakers from Latin American and the United States as well as 14 Illinois faculty from different departments.
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Friday, November 17
8:30 AM Welcome and Opening of the Symposium (Registration opens 8:15 AM)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM PANEL I: TERRITORIES (extractive practices, sovereignty, water rights)
- Manuel Glave, Principal Researcher at GRADE (Group of Analysis for Development); Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
"Limits and Opportunities of Liberal Capitalism: Lessons learned from the Implementation of Free and Prior Informed Consent in Indigenous Territories in Perú"
- Gonzalo Colque, Director Fundación Tierra, Bolivia; Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
"Indigenous Territories in Bolivia: Between Legal Recognition and External Pressures"
- Claudia Campero, Food and Water Watch, Mexico
"Defending Water, Defending Communities' Life in Mexico"
- Illinois Discussants: Angela Lyons (Agriculture & Consumer Sciences), John McKinn (American lndian Studies), John-Ben Soileau (Anthropology)
2:00 PM-5:00 PM PANEL 2: KNOWLEDGE (epistemologies, production, intellectual property)
- Zoila Mendoza, Native American Studies, University of California at Davis; Guggenheim Fellow
"Pilgrimage, Knowledge and Memory Among Quechua-speakers in Cuzco"
- Seth Garfield, History, University of Texas at Austin
"Seedy: How Guaraná became Paullinia Cupana and other Nineteenth-Century Distortions of Brazilian Indigenous History"
- Emiliana Cruz, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Chatino Language Documentation Project (Founder)
"Chatino: Language and Territory"
- Illinois Faculty Discussants: Claudia Brosseder (History), Korinta Maldonado (Anthropology), Oscar Vázquez (Art History)
5:30 PM SPECIAL EVENT: Showing of Documentary "End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock"
- Followed by a Q/A with Pearl Means, Navajo activist and producer of the film
Saturday, November 18
9:00 AM-12:00 PM PANEL 3: RESISTANCE (rebellions, social movements, indigenous practices)
- Pearl Means, Navajo Activist, Producer of "End of the Linc: The Women of Standing Rock"
"Strength of the Women"
- Yanna Yannakakis, History, Emory University
"Native Justice Within and Beyond Jurisdictions: Revisiting the Problem of Resistance through Spanish Law and Empire"
- G. Eduardo Silva, Political Science, Tulane University; Friezo Family Foundation Chair
"Indigenous Peoples Movements after Neoliberalism in Bolivia and Ecuador: Incorporation and Contention"
- Illinois Faculty Discussants: Nils Jacobsen (History), Ellen Moodie (Anthropology), Andrew Orta (Anthropology)
2:00 PM-5:00 PM PANEL 4: VOICES (revitalization and activism)
- Marleen Haboud, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador; 'Ancestral Voices of Andean Ecuador' Project,
"Emerging Collaborative Methodologies for the Revitalisation of Indigenous Languages in Ecuador"
- Alfonso Farinango and Ernesto Farinango, Kichwa Activists; 'Ancestral Voices of Andean Ecuador' Project
"Our Health, Our Language, Our Culture, Our Life"
- Luis Enrique López, Procibandes (Training Program in Bilingual Interculwral Education for Latin America); Eduvida, Guatemala; German Society for International Cooperation (GTZ)
"Ethnogenesis and Linguistic Revitalization Efforts in Latin America: Challenges for Language Planning"
- Illinois Faculty Discussants: Rakesh Bhatt (Linguistics), Jenny Davis (Anthropology), Carlos Molina (Quechua Program, CLACS), Miguel Huanca (Aymara Program, CLACS), Clodoaldo Soto (Quechua Program, CLACS)
5:00 PM Closing of Symposium
This event has been co-sponsored by:
- Atmospheric Sciences
- La Casa Latina
- Curriculum & Instruction
- School of Earth, Society, and Environment
- Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
- Center for Global Studies
- LAS Global Studies
- Latino/a Studies
- Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
- School of Literature, Cultures, and Linguistics
- Native American House
- Natural Resource & Environmental Sciences
- Plant Biology
- Spanish & Portuguese
- Urban & Regional Planning
Funds for this conference were provided by the Norman E. Whitten Jr. and Dorothea Scott Whitten Fund and a Title VI NRC Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The content and opinions expressed herein should not be taken as a reflection of the Department of Education or the Whitten Fund.
More information: www.clacs.illinois.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 333-3182.