Stories about Indigenous

November 23, 2019

“It is surprising not to find terms related to social demands and the communities’ defense of the territory”

"When conducting the search for the term “mixtec *”, with results from the previous year, two themes stand out: linguistic and cinematographic."

June 6, 2018

We want to see “our customs, our culture, our traditions, and our way of life.”

"What we want [to appear] in this word cloud are our customs, our culture, our traditions, and our way of life."

“To show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle”

"I would like this word cloud to show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle."

“Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity”

"Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity such as its flora, fauna, the spirits that protect us.."

“We also want our rights to be respected.”

"our rights, especially those of women have been violated by the big transnational corporations.."

“There is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community”

"there is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community that goes back many years"

June 5, 2018

“We need a representation that reflects a more autonomous development of Mapuche society”

"...we need a representation that reflects a more autonomous development of Mapuche society, which is not always contingent upon the relationship with the Chilean State."

“The understanding of territory as an unresolved issue is not depicted”

"The ‘Huilliche’ branch of the Mapuche Nation has more concepts that should appear here, particularly the ones related to the return of the territory that has been usurped.."

June 4, 2018

“Women are identified as representing the territory, so women are sacred”

"We, the Arhuaco women have great importance."

June 3, 2018

“Communication can help raise awareness about our cause as the Mapuche Nation and People”

" I think the main words of the [Mapuche] people are ‘culture,’ ‘Newen,’ or land, ‘spiritual,’ ‘spirituality,’ ‘worldview,’ ‘society,’ as well as ‘autonomy,’ and ‘language’ since we are a Nation."