Participating in politics as an Indigenous person is challenging as the nation state and it’s political system has been forced upon Indigenous Peoples through colonisation. How to participate in politics when the nationstate denies your existence as Indigenous People’s and specifically your rights as woman? We will be talking with local and International women of Indigenous ancestry to discuss how they navigate political emancipation without assimilation. How to stay true to your Indigenous values while hacking the system for collective wellbeing.
The panel Indigenous Women in Politics is Inspired on the film “La Vocera”. The film follows the journey of Marichuy in Mexico who became the first independent Indigenous female presidential candidate in 2018. She is part of the Indigenous Congress founded in 1996 after the zapatista uprising and failed negotiations with the state. We recommend participants to watch the documentary La Vocera prior to event, the film is accessible via Netflix.
Length: 82 minutes
Director: Luciana Kaplan