Claudia Zapata Silva: Indigenous Peoples and the Anticolonial Tradition in Latin America
Claudia Zapata Silva holds a PhD in History and is the author of Indigenous Intellectuals in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile. Difference, Colonialism, and Anticolonialism. Director of the Center for Latin American Cultural Studies in the U de Chile, she works on representations of difference and Afro-descendant and Indigenous writings in Latin America.
Juan López Intzín: The Ch’ulel Insurgency: Heartening its Political and Epistemological Potential and Decentering Hegemonic Western Knowledge
Tseltal-speaking Mayan. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Social Anthropology from the UIA in Mexico City. His work focuses on ethical and philosophical Mayan concepts that compose the epistemologies of the heart in decolonial code/dedomestication of beings, such as: Ch’ulel (Spirit-Conscience) and Sna’el k’inal (Wisdom-knowing life-world).
Dylan Miner, Gaagegoo Dabakaanan miiniwaa Debenjigejig
Dylan Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini artist, activist, and scholar. He is the author of Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island. His project Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) is on view in Sweden and his solo exhibition Michif–Michin (the people, the medicine) opens Summer 2016 in Vancouver.
Macarena Gómez-Barris and Francisco Huichaqueo: Dreaming Decolonial Futures
Francisco Huichaqueo is a visual artist, film maker and professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Chile. He is currently featured at the First Nations International Film Festival in Valdivia, Chile. His work explores the social, historical, and cultural landscape and worldviews concerning his Mapuche lineage.
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