Indigenous Peoples and the Constitutional Process in Chile

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Indigenous peoples and the constitutional process in Chile

Talk Title: Indigenous peoples and the constitutional process in Chile: challenges of the process and proposals for a new Political Constitution

Chile is going through a historical process, where for the first time in its history a new Political Constitution will be defined with the participation of Indigenous Peoples, who have historically been excluded from political processes and spaces of power. However, this raises important challenges since Indigenous Peoples are looking to move the debate to the redistribution of political power and the recognition of their rights to self-determination, self-government, and the Plurinational State. This talk will address these challenges and the scope of the proposals that Indigenous Peoples hope to install into the new Constitution.

Veronica Figueroa Huencho is Mapuche. Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Affairs. Public Administration Degree at the University of Chile. She holds a PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University and served as a University Senator representing the Interdisciplinary Institutes of the University of Chile for the period between 2018-2022. Her main research is on the formulation process and implementation of indigenous public policies in contexts of diversity. She has publications in ISI-indexed journals, and books and chapters with national and international publishers. Her book "Formulation of Indigenous Public Policies in Chile: Evidence of Sustained Failure" was the winner of the "Juvenal Hernandez Jaque Rector Fund 2013", Awarded by the University of Chile.

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*Please note this event will be in Spanish.