Presentations

  • 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.

     

  • Challenges from Within: Implementation Through Capacity and Collaboration (Spanish)
    Presented during: International Seminar: The Challenges of Implementing ILO Convention 169 in Chile
    Organized by: Centro de Derechos Humanos, Universidad Diego Portales
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Date: October 5-6, 2009
    Summary:

    The presentation offered a summary of how indigenous self-determination functions in the United States and the positive changes that have accompanied its effective implementation.


     

  • 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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  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • The Road Created by the U.N. Declaration on Indigenous Peoples: An Introduction to Indigenous Rights in the U.N. System (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: August 26, 2010
    Summary: This lecture laid out the evolution of indigenous rights at the international level and the innovations that this area of law introduced, with special attention given to the U.N. Declaration.