Green Light for Indigenous Intercultural University Amawtay Wasi of Ecuador
un articulo por Skye Stephenson
Good news for the Indigenous Intercultural University Amwatay Wasi (UIAW) of Ecuador! In May 2012, they received word from the Higher Education Council of Ecuador that their re-accreditation would incorporate intercultural criteria and considerations. The Council further suggested that the development of "intercultural criteria" at the university level will be helpful not only for Ecuador but for other Latin American nations as well.
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This decision by the Accreditation Board is an about face of their earlier recommendation to withdraw approval for UIAW in 2009. The change was due to a recent Ecuadorian Supreme Court decision supporting the "unique characteristics" of UIAW. The UIAW leadership, with Rector Luis Fernando Sarango at the helm, carried out a three year legal and cultural struggle.
The decision also drew upon Agreement 169 of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Convention No.169 is a legally binding international instrument open to ratification, which deals specifically with the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples. Today, it has been ratified by 20 countries. Once it ratifies the Convention, a country has one year to align legislation, policies and programmes to the Convention before it becomes legally binding. Countries that have ratified the Convention are subject to supervision with regards to its implementation
Accredited seven years ago by the Ecuadorian government, UIAW has developed an intercultural Andean vision of higher education, offering degree programs in indigenous communities on ancestral architecture, intercultural education, and sustainable agronomy, among others. See www.amawtaywasi.edu.ec for more information.
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The Kari-Oca II Declaration of 2012 is posted here in English. It is also available in Portuguese and Spanish. The Kari-Oca Declaration of 1992 is available here.
Kari-Oca 2 Declaration
"Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Rio+20 and Mother Earth"
We, the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth assembled at the site of Kari-Oka I, sacred Kari-Oka Púku, Rio de Janeiro to participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, thank the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil for welcoming us to their territories. We reaffirm our responsibility to speak for the protection and enhancement of the well-being of Mother Earth, nature and future generations of our Indigenous Peoples and all humanity and life. We recognize the significance of this second convening of Indigenous Peoples of the world and reaffirm the historic 1992 meeting of the Kari-Oca I, where Indigenous Peoples issued The Kari-Oca Declaration and the Indigenous Peoples Earth Charter. The Kari-Oca conference, and the mobilization of Indigenous Peoples around the first UN Earth Summit, marked a big step forward for an international movement for Indigenous Peoples' rights and the important role that Indigenous Peoples play in conservation and sustainable development. We also reaffirm the Manaus Declaration on the convening of Kari-Oca 2 as the international gathering of Indigenous Peoples for Rio+20.
We see the goals of UNCSD Rio+20, the "Green Economy" and its premise that the world can only "save" nature by commodifying its life giving and life sustaining capacities as a continuation of the colonialism that Indigenous Peoples and our Mother Earth have faced and resisted for 520 years. . ... continuación.
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