Observatorio Ciudadano (OC)

Observatorio de Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas is a non-governmental organization devoted to promoting, documenting and advocating the rights of indigenous peoples. OBDPI seeks to raise the awareness of Chile’s society and government about the reality of the country’s indigenous peoples, and about the need to have their internationally protected individual and collective rights acknowledged and respected in Chile.

Solidarity economy networks are built, contributing a rights-based approach to the processes aimed at recovering manifestations (local trades and practices) of this type of economy, in association with growing organizational networks, and relating processes in Chile and Ecuador. One of the usual issues faced by these networks is the ongoing weakening or loss of traditional knowledge and customs included in such manifestations due to modernization and as a consequence of public policies inspired in foreign, quasi-colonial logics of progress.

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