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Indigenous People and Climate Change – conflicting epistemologies in Latin America

Research project
Active research
Project period
2014 - ongoing
Project owner
School of Global Studies

Short description

The project investigates different understandings among indigenous people in Latin America of those atmospheric phenomena that in English are referred to as “weather” and how they relate to national policies of climate change mitigation and/or alliances and cooperation with NGOs.

Background and research aims

The project investigates different understandings among indigenous people in Latin America of those atmospheric phenomena that in English are referred to as “weather” and how they relate to national policies of climate change mitigation and/or alliances and cooperation with NGOs. 

The project consists of three subjects with different regional focus: one subproject, carried out by Stefan Permanto, is located to the Q’eqchi’ Maya people on the Guatemalan Atlantic Coast; another project carried out by Vanesa Martín Galán is located to Tupi-Guaraní people of the Bolivian dry forest (Chaco); and the third, carried out by Dan Rosengren, is located to Matsigenka people of the Peruvian high jungle.
 

Members

Vanesa Martín Galán

Stefan Permanto

Dan Rosengren