9th Symposium of the WCHS. Indigenous peoples and decolonization movements


In different regions of the world, entire towns were devastated by invaders who converted them into slavery and through territorial invasion and material looting, entire population strips remained submerged in poverty until the present.

But not satisfied with this type of holocaust, an attempt was made to suppress the Cosmogony of these Ancestral peoples with different campaigns of "Extirpation of Idolatry", as in the case of America.

This story shows us the violence and dehumanization of the "Colonizers" aspects, where the "Naturals" are under a "Darwinist" look, transferring a Naturalist look to the social field.

This sum of procedures of the Empires worldwide, makes us reflect on the work that is up to us today by the new generations to study and disseminate what are the aspects of "Decolonization".

Today, on the forced path towards a synthesis of cultures, without respect for diversity, it is urgent to take new positions, new challenges that tend to create networks. Networks of groups affected by these social policies.

It is time to think about the importance that views that prioritized the internal over the external had in other times, balancing action in the world and that this morality was embodied in an ethic of conduct.

It is necessary to be able to jump over the gaze of a world that no longer exists, the centralist, capitalist, closed model, where there is no possibility of overcoming large and small human populations. Decolonization is first mental, and then in the world, object.

In this axis we will see these themes, of the How?, find that union between networks and groups of Descendants and Decolonization Movements, taking into account the intangible aspects as spiritual references and that in the light of current knowledge, strengthen and invigorate this project, endowing it with a deeper meaning, apart from the necessary claims of land, peace, rights and equal opportunities.

It is proposed to change these conditions jointly, between teams from different countries, common problems. Problems of democratic participation, of exercising the same rights and of growing that ancient spirituality lost in the last years of dehumanizing industrialization, in light of the new contributions.

We invite all those who know that ancestral knowledge gives them internal strength and that there is a materialistic culture that is lost. We propose to move beyond the frontiers of thought, to start implementing new paradigms.

Call for papers - deadline: 28/2/2023: http://2023.worldsymposium.org/en/call