Fri, May 06|
Pedagogies for the Ecozoic: the making of the Indigenous Inga University in the Colombian Amazon
L4E & STandD Speaker Series
Time & Location
May 06, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
About the Event
The Indigenous Biocultural University is a collaborative project engaging in the process of an Amazonian territory becoming university. As a growing biocultural organism, the project involves human and other-than-human minds bridging different knowledge systems. At the heart of research and teaching lies the living cognitive territory and the ways in which this knowledge can be protected and transmitted. New pedagogies are designed to generate place-based knowledge and drive the paradigm shift from an extractive to a generative and imaginative relationship with the territory; hence the university will expand across the territory in a decentralized configuration of learning sites and paths. For more info: www.deveniruniversidad.org SPEAKERS: Doris Waira Jacanamijoy: Inga artist, coordinator of the Inga education team, co-leader of the Indigenous Inga University, founding member of the Yachaikury school in Caquetá, Colombia. Taita Hernando Chindoy Chindoy: Since 2017, Hernando has been the legal representative of the Territorial Entity AWAI of the Indigenous Inga People of Colombia, and co-leader of the Indigenous Biocultural University in the Amazon. In 2015, he received the Equator Prize from the United Nations for all social, economic, cultural and environmental progress made by replacing poppy crops used in drug production with crops such as coffee in his Andean town Aponte. Flora Macas Zighe: Specialist in pedagogy and applied anthropology; coordinates Indigenous educational processes in Caquetá, Colombia; delegate for construction of the Indigenous Education System (SEIP); co-leads Yachaikury Indigenous Educational Institution of the Tandachiridu Ingakuna Association. Dr. Iván D. Vargas Roncancio: Member of the intercultural team supporting the co-creation of the Indigenous Biocultural University; Researcherfor the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E); Associate Director of the Center for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA).