Department of Anthropology

Tane Ward: Indigenous Resistance to Multinational Development

Thu, October 25, 2012 | SAC 5.124

12:00 PM

"Indigenous Resistance to Multinational Development: Coal Mining, Indigenous Rights, and Alliance Building in Colombia"

The University of Texas Native American Indigenous Peoples Association (NAIPA) is continuing its Brown Bag Speaker series for this semester with a presentation by Tane Ward.

Tane is a PhD student in Anthropology and his presentation will focus on indigenous led resistance to multinational coal mining and neoliberal development in Northern Colombia. Tane explores the State led efforts to implement consultation processes with indigenous peoples and argues that Free, Prior and Informed Consent law legally segregates minority groups, denying potential alliance formations to influence policy. The discussion will also address the role indigenous peoples play in the struggle for autonomy, special rights and the politics of identity in Latin America.

Tane Ward has recently returned from fieldwork where he participates in resistance efforts to development projects alongside the pueblos of The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

For more information, interested in joining NAIPA, or if you would like to participate as a speaker, please contact: Bryan Russell,; Shanya Cordis or Giovanni Batz,

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