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Determining Dialogue

Published: October 1, 2010, Author: JayTaber

The limited focus by the state of Chile on development dialogue for indigenous territories is disrespectful toward the inherent owners dispossessed by Chilean colonialism, and is an impediment to plurinationalism. As a signatory to ILO Convention 169, as well as to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Chilean government displays a remarkable state of ignorance, an ignorance that, says Milka Castro, professor of legal anthropology and interculturalism at the University of Chile law school, is intentionally cultivated. As anthropology professor Jose Bengoa notes, “Mapuche people are seeking a different relationship with Chilean society…What they want is a process of decolonization”.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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