Anita is a lawyer from the Externado University of Colombia, one of the most recognized law schools in the country. She is an active researcher of the Observatory of Business and Human Rights of the university since 2020, member of the Arhuaco People, activist for the rights of Indigenous peoples since 2015.
Founder of the Chipiri Foundation for the repair and recovery of territories ancestral of the Arhuaco people and their cosmogony based on the protection and reaffirmation of environmental rights and the cosmogonic environment.
Official of the Special Jurisdiction La Paz in the Differential Approaches department.
Abigail Castellanos García, Graduated from the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Institute of Higher Studies of Oaxaca (IESO); Degree in Community Development from the National Open and Distance University of Mexico; Graduated from the School of Transnational Justice; Graduated from the Diploma “Women’s Studies, Feminism and Decolonization” and is part of the organizing team of THE FILMUFE.
She participated in the Latin American Seminar on Indigenous Legal Defense. Originally from the community of San Juan Tabaá, Villa Alta, Oaxaca; Speaker of the Zapotec language Dilla Xhon. At Cepiadet, she collaborates in the development of projects focused on Human Rights, Access to Information and Linguistic Rights.
She was born in the town of Colchane in the Tarapacá region of Chile on March 25, 1976, a descendant of the Aymara people, studied at the E50 school in Colchane, and then moved to the city of Iquique to finish his secondary education.
In 2013, together with artisans from the Tarapacá region, they formed an association and later became a cooperative. From the beginning of this association until 2018, Susana was the president. One of her most important achievements was to start exporting their products in 2019.
In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship to study in India, doing a 6-month internship in the specialty of renewable energy. She is currently studying to be a renewable energy technician, where she stands out for being one of the only two women practising course of a total of 39 participants.
She is currently a tour operator, where she specializes in indigenous rural tourism called “Andino Travel“, it stands out for being an experience tourism where it offers several alternatives to perform on a Full-Day and Two-Day Tours.
María was born and raised in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. From her mother she learned to work the textile on a standing and waist loom, while her strong sense of service to the community was acquired from the example of her father.
Today, María is the President of the Global Network of Indigenous Companies and the Global Network of Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Guatemala. Actively participates in different initiatives that promote the development of women and indigenous peoples at community, national and international levels.
María promoted the creation of the Maya Business School and has accompanied the development of entrepreneurial capacities of many indigenous women in Guatemala and also in Chile. Also, she leads the Network of Indigenous Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs of the Americas.
Founder of IndiArts Collective. She is a co-owner of the Social enterprise: Colombian Indiarts.
Indiarts Collective is a mission driven business that offers unique, quality handmade bags, jewellery and accessories that support and share South American artisans’ work and spreads awareness of each product’s history and significance.
We thrive by supporting artisan communities in Latin America to preserve their indigenous and traditional cultures. Traditions that get passed on from generation to generation and that rely on the artisanal industry to continue to succeed.
Our products, made by independent artisans or small family businesses in Colombia, Guatemala, Chile and Mexico, express the wisdom, beauty, uniqueness and richness of their makers, and the complexity of Latin American culture and traditional craftsmanship.
We are committed to increasing the number of artisans we work with and to create innovative and useful products to meet current and future market demands.
Aymara woman, born in the town of Chiapas in the foothills of Tarapacá in Chile, she is a cultural manager and transmitter of the wealth of her Aymara people. In her mother’s kitchen, she developed her love for food, traditional cuisine and her special attachment to the territory. She remembers her father as a wise man. Carrier of an ancestral heritage of farmers and llama herders.
Aurora has a great bond with her ancestors, she takes them with her and keeps them alive in every daily action, and especially, as a traditional cook in the Andean world.
Aurora has an Andean banquet company called Qhantaturu, as part of the Slowfood – Terra Madre international network, and in 2015 she was invited to exhibit at Expo Milan representing the Aymara people.
Anthea Darychuk is an experienced sustainability practitioner, originally from Vancouver, with more than a decade of experience working in community engagement and consultation in Latin America.
After recently moving back to Vancouver from Mexico City, Anthea started her own small business, Florezca Designs, which is dedicated to supporting Indigenous female weavers access larger international markets.
Anthea has worked and lived in over eight Latin countries and has a great love of ceviche, cumbia, tempranillo and arrachera.