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date: 18 April 2024

Minga for Indigenous Collective Communication: Indigenous Communication Public Policy in Colombialocked

Minga for Indigenous Collective Communication: Indigenous Communication Public Policy in Colombialocked

  • Eliana Herrera Huérfano, Eliana Herrera HuérfanoCorporacion Universitaria Minuto de Dios
  • Amparo Cadavid BringeAmparo Cadavid BringeFacultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación, Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios
  •  and Jair Vega-CasanovaJair Vega-CasanovaUniversidad del Norte

Summary

Indigenous activism in Colombia has a long history and various paths of development. The struggle of Indigenous peoples rose at the time of independence from Spain in the early 19th century and is still ongoing. Throughout this time, the movement has achieved the cultural recognition of Indigenous People, the preservation of their territories, the safeguard of their image, the protection of image property, the defense of their political and social rights, their autonomy, and what they call “buen vivir” (“good living”) as a proposal for all humanity. It was only in 1991 that Indigenous peoples were recognized as full citizens in the new Colombian Constitution. However, Colombians remain polarized about Indigenous issues, including their worldviews, proposals, movements, rights, and full inclusion into society. Indigenous activists remain marginalized and discriminated despite the new legislation. In 2019, approximately 80 Indigenous leaders were murdered. Since 2010, Indigenous activists have worked to build a collective communication public policy for their communication practices to be recognized as a new proposal, a means to support their struggle for other rights.

Subjects

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Communication

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