Talks by Bolivian indigenous leaders and Prof. Derrick Hindery

Where: Many Nations Longhouse

Two talks will be given by Bolivian indigenous leaders and Professor Derrick Hindery at the Many Nations Longhouse from 5-7pm on Saturday, April 25 (during the Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) conference) and from 4-6pm on Tuesday, April 28.

Bienvenido Zacu Mborobainchi is a Guarayo indigenous leader who led a seminal march that paved the way for the 2009 Constitution. He subsequently served as General Director in the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, the General Director for Native Indigenous Territories at the Ministry for Lands, and as a congressman and president of the Indigenous and Peasants Nations' and People's Commission of the lower chamber.

Carlos Cuasace Surubi is a Chiquitano indigenous leader and Mayor of Concepcion, Bolivia who served as a senator in Bolivia as part of President Evo Morales's Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) Party. He has played a central role in defending indigenous rights against encroachment from agroindustry and multinational oil and mining corporations.