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Current Issue:  April 22, 2002
Volume 37, Number 19

NAS lecture explores Ecuador's ethnopolitics, indigenous

Luis Macas, former president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) will give a lecture, "Ethnopolitics in Ecuador: The Indigenous Movement," Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in Woodward Hall, room 147, sponsored by the Native American Studies Program and Alfonso Ortiz Center at UNM.

The talk is the final lecture in a Native American Studies spring series.

Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the Alfonso Ortiz Center Yolanda Teran will join Macas for a second lecture, "Ecuadorian Cosmology From the Male and Female Perspective," at 7 p.m. that evening in the same location.

Macas is an indigenous leader and activist from Saraguro, Ecuador. His accomplishments include being the first indigenous lawyer in Ecuador, first indigenous deputy of the National Congress of Ecuador and founder of the first scientific indigenous institute in Ecuador. He is the author of La Caida del Presidente Bucaram.

Macas works as an advocate and activist to exercise autonomy in all sectors of indigenous life in Ecuador, including ecology, indigenous land rights, education and culture.

For more information, call Native American Studies at 277-3917.