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First Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) in Acre

First Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) in Acre

In 2017, the First Ayahuasca Indigenous Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) was held in Acre, in response to the two AYA World Ayahuasca Conference, organised in 2014 and 2016, by researchers from the fields of medicine, ethnobotany, psychology, pharmacology, and anthropology, to discuss the effects of the drink, their experiences in the treatment of chemical dependency and depression, andContinue Reading First Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) in Acre

Ecuadorian government sentenced against multinational oil corporation Chevron / Texaco

Ecuadorian government sentenced against multinational oil corporation Chevron / Texaco

Since 1964, Chevron has operated an oil field in northern Ecuador, near Lago Agrio. This exploitation has led to the contamination of ecosystems and diseased many of the indigenous populations living around. In 2018, the International Private Court in La Haye opposes the conviction of Chevron and overturns the decision. The Ecuadorian government is fined $Continue Reading Ecuadorian government sentenced against multinational oil corporation Chevron / Texaco

XV Congress of the Council Kichwa of Pastaza (NAOKIP)

XV Congress of the Council Kichwa of Pastaza (NAOKIP)

On August 24, 25, and 26 of August, the XV Congress of the Kichwa communities and organizations of the province of Pastaza took place, making an important step towards unification, calling for a general agreement and the solidarity to continue the fight for the recognition of the collective rights of the indigenous communities and forContinue Reading XV Congress of the Council Kichwa of Pastaza (NAOKIP)

INDIGENOUS HEALTH

INDIGENOUS HEALTH

“In the indigenous world, traditions teach that to “live well” one must value the knowledge and wisdom of the elderly, as well as maintain a respectful and harmonious relationship with nature” Health, from the indigenous worldview, is the result of the application of norms, knowledge and traditional practices of each indigenous people and culture. TheseContinue Reading INDIGENOUS HEALTH

HEALTH, INTERCULTURALITY AND RIGHTS

HEALTH, INTERCULTURALITY AND RIGHTS

The proposal of interculturality in Ecuador, specifically aimed at health, has been around for more than two decades, although its political, organizational, normative and institutional precedents date back to the end of the 20th century. ‘Interculturality’ reflects and summarizes different political projects, in some cases parallel, in others complementary and in others contradictory. The termContinue Reading HEALTH, INTERCULTURALITY AND RIGHTS