Chile

  • An Introduction to Effective Indigenous Self-Determination (Spanish)
    Presented during: Trawün
    Organized by: Kiñe Pu Liwen
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: April 9, 2011
    Summary: This presentation explained the significance of self-determination in basic terms and explored some principles that are key to its effective use in practice.

     

  • Annual Report on Human Rights in Chile 2011 (Spanish)
    Type: Book (contributed one chapter)
    Date: 2011
    Summary: This annual report on human rights in Chile contains a chapter about indigenous rights to which Project ISD contributed. Project ISD's contribution discusses the important role indigenous institutions play en the implementation of indigenous rights.
    Download: Chapter on Indigenous Rights | View Book

     

  • Defense of Territorial Rights in Latin America (Spanish)
    Type: Book (contributed two chapters)
    Date: 2012
    Summary: This book, as the title suggests, examines the defense of territorial rights throughout Latin America by local communities. Project ISD contributed two chapters to this book. The first -- which opens the book -- lays out how the indigenous right to self-determination fits into the Chilean context. The other chapter looks at an example of indigenous self-determination in Chile, specifically, the management of the Valley of the Moon National Monument by the Atacameño communities of San Pedro de Atacama.
    Download: Coming soon

  • ILO Convention 169 and Chilean Law: Mechanisms and Obstacles for Its Implementation (Spanish)
    Type: Book (contributed one chapter)
    Date: 2012
    Summary: This book examines the implementation of ILO Convention 169 in Chile three years after its passage. Project ISD contributed one chapter to this book that examines Chilean law to determine where, and to what extent, it complies with the principles laid out by Convention 169.
    Download: View Book

     

  • Indigenous Institutions: A Right and a Necessity for Self-Determination (Spanish)
    Presented during: Workshop with the Mapuche communities of Tirúa
    Organized by: The Mapuche communities of Tirúa
    Location: Tirúa, Chile
    Date: June 4, 2011
    Summary: This presentation analyzed the role that indigenous institutions play in the implementation of collective rights, with special focus on the right of consultation.

     

  • Indigenous Peoples in the United States (Spanish)
    Presented during: Graduate course on the history and cosmovision of the Mapuche people
    Organized by: Instituto Profesional de Chile
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: June 23, 2011
    Summary: The presentation focused on the history and current situation of indigenous peoples in the United States.

     

  • Indigenous Persistence in the US: The Reservation System (Spanish)
    Presented during: The Seminar: Persistence and Continuity of Indigenous Peoples
    Organized by: Instituto Profesional de Chile and el Centro de Estudios e Investigación "Iñche"
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: August 3, 2011
    Summary: This presentation offers a look at the reservation systems at work in the United States and how they can provide spaces for self-determination as well as possibilities for economic and cultural development.
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  • Indigenous Self-Determination Exists Between All and Nothing: Conceptualizing Indigenous Self-Determination and Identifying Spaces for Its Exercise in Chile (Spanish)
    Presented during: International Seminar: The Defense of Territorial Rights by Local Communities in Latin America: Experiences and Lessons
    Organized by: Corporación Innovación Ciudadanía
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: August 18-19, 2011
    Summary: Project ISD presented a "scale of self-determination" to better conceptualize how self-determination actually functions in practice, and ended with an analysis of how Chile is implementing self-determination.

     

  • Indigenous Self-Determination in Practice: Conceptualizing Indigenous Self-Determination and Identifying Implementation Strategies (Spanish)
    Presented during: International Seminar: Equality, Interculturality and Decolonization: Challenges for All Citizens of Chile Today
    Organized by: Observatorio Ciudadano
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: November 29-30, 2011
    Summary: The presentation provides a conceptual framework to analyze self-determination. The framework states that self-determination exists on a scale and exists in different thematic areas. The presentation explores these properties of self-determination and also analyzes how indigenous self-determination in Chile operates presently.
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  • Indigenous Self-Determination in Practice: Conceptualizing Indigenous Self-Determination and Identifying Implementation Strategies (Spanish)
    Type: Book (contributed one chapter)
    Date: 2012
    Summary: In November of 2011, Observatorio Ciudadano held a international seminar called "Equality, Interculturality and Democratization: Challenges for Full Citizenship in Chile Today." Project ISD presented at that seminar (click here for audio/text of the presentation) and also wrote a short paper based on that presentation.That paper is now a chapter in the book "Challenges to a Complete Citizenship in Chile Today," which Observatorio Ciudadano published in 2012. The book examines a wide-variety of issues, including indigenous rights, women's rights, environmental issues as well as many more.
    Download: Project ISD's ChapterEntire Book

     

  • IndigenousNews.org
    Summary: This site posts information about important news related to indigenous peoples living in Chile, as well as other events relevant to indigenous peoples living throughout South America. The purpose of this website is to raise awareness and understanding throughout the world about indigenous communities living in South America.
    URL: View Website

     

  • Pride and Profit, Not Pride and Poverty: Economic Development and Indigenous Culture (Spanish)
    Presented during: The 2010 Territorial Assembly of Indigenous Communities in the Comuna of Camarones
    Organized by: Consejo Nacional Aymara
    Location: Codpa, Chile
    Date: November 6, 2010
    Summary: This presentation examined the theme of economic development in indigenous communities, relayed experiences from indigenous peoples of the United States, and looked at factors that are key in successful economic development.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: December 18, 2010 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: December 18, 2010
    Summary: A talk about the work of Project ISD and the topic of self-determination. Specifically, a look at the question: What can indigenous peoples do themselves in order to help implement indigenous rights?

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: December 25, 2010 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: December 25, 2010
    Summary: A discussion about indigenous rights, the experiences of indigenous peoples with respect to self-determination in the United States, and Project ISD's work.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: December 3, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: December 3, 2011
    Summary: A conversation about the rights and situation of indigenous children. In addition, a new tool for consultation is introduced which helps identify the situations that require the State to consult with indigenous peoples.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: January 15, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: January 15, 2011
    Summary: A conversation about indigenous self-determiatnion and the document, "Taking Indigenous Self-Determination in Chile Seriously," which explores the theme of how the right to self-determination can look in practice by examining examples from U.S. tribes.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: January 22, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: January 22, 2011
    Summary: A discussion about the history of indigenous peoples in the United States, as well as a conversation on the significance of self-determination and how it functions in practice.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: January 29, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: January 29, 2011
    Summary: This conversation touched on the history of the right to self-determination in international law, and its role under ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: July 16, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: July 16, 2011
    Summary: A conversation about indigenous rights in Chile.

     

  • Program Amuleaiñ: July 9, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Program Amuleaiñ
    Radio Station: Radio Nuevo Mundo
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: July 9, 2011
    Summary: Information about how indigenous consultation should occur, how the Chilean government's national indigenous consultation process has unfolded, and the release of a tool created by Project ISD, the "Indigenous Consultation Checklist."

     

  • Proyecto de Libre Determinación en Educación (Spanish)
    Summary: Project ISD, in collaboration with la Fundación Equitas, announces the launch of Proyecto de Libre Determinación en Educación: Avanzando hacia una efectiva libre determinación . The goal of the project is to promote the exercise of indigenous rights with respect to self-determination in the area of education by maintaining a database of educational experiences carried out by indigenous communities and organizations.
    URL: View Website

     

  • Pukará of Quitor
    Case Studies - Quitor Type: Case Study
    Date: 2013
    Summary: A case of indigenous self-determination in action. This document is about the Atacameño community of Quitor (Chile) and its management of the Pukará of Quitor -- an important cultural site. Published by the Bauu Institute, this 48-page case study contains the story of the Atacameño Community of Quitor and their unique exercise of self-determination in Chile. The booklet contains their story in both English and Spanish. The Pukará of Quitor  is available as a paperback book for purchase or free as a digital download.
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  • Taking Indigenous Self-Determination in Chile Seriously
    Type: Working Paper
    Date: 2010
    Summary: Taking Indigenous Self-Determination in Chile Seriously: Lessons from Indigenous Experiences in the U.S. and Their Possible Application in Chile is a working paper that analyzes the indigenous right to self-determination in the Chilean context.
    Download: English Version | Spanish Version

     

  • The Atacameño People, Chile and Consultation: An Introduction and What the Atacameño People Can Do (Spanish)
    Presented during: A meeting of the members of the Atacameño community of Coyo
    Organized by: The Atacameño community of Coyo
    Location: Coyo, Chile
    Date: April 16, 2011
    Summary: This presentation introduced the right of consultation, what it means and how it is exercised. Special attention was given to what indigenous communities could do in order to facilitate the implementation of the right to consultation and other indigenous rights.

     

  • The Political-Legal History of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Its Relevance in Chile (Spanish)
    Presented during: Doctorate Course in American Studies and Masters in History: Indigenous Movements: the Convergence of Autonomy, Ethnicity and  Socio-Political Subjects: Mexico, Bolivia, Chile
    Organized by: Universidad de Santiago de Chile
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: October 28, 2010
    Summary: This lecture offered a summary of the major events in the history of indigenous peoples living in the United States, drawing comparisons with Chile and the possible importance of a comparative analysis between these two countries.

     

  • The Right of Indigenous Self-Determination: What the Future May Hold (Spanish)
    Presented during: Colloquium on Human Rights 2010
    Organized by: Centro de Derechos Humanos, Universidad Diego Portales
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: May 20, 2010
    Summary:

    This presentation utilized examples and research from the United States to demonstrate the connection between indigenous self-determination and cultural and economic development of indigenous peoples.


     

  • The Right to Self-Determination: What Does It Mean and Why Is It Important? (Spanish)
    Presented during: Meeting of the Parlamento Aymara
    Organized by: Parlamento Aymara
    Location: Arica, Chile
    Date: November 4, 2010
    Summary: The presentation explained the significance of self-determination and that its basis is in international law. It also provided examples of how indigenous self-determination functions in the U.S. and what can be learned from those experiences.

     

  • Winkulhue, Mapuche Cultural News: June 9, 2011 (Spanish)
    Program: Winkulhue, Noticiero Cultural Mapuche
    Radio Station: Radio Municipal de Lampa
    Location: Lampa, Chile
    Date: June 9, 2011
    Summary: Presented information about indigenous self-determination.