Weaving Solidarity Worldwide

Minga and Mother Earth

From Planet 242

by Robin Llewellyn

Vilma Almendra and Heidi Van Grieken, two women Indigenous leaders from Colombia, share with Robin Llewellyn their ideas for the ways in which Welsh activists could learn from Indigenous movements how to re-imagine a non-capitalist, non-patriarchal society that no longer despoils the earth.

The pandemic has challenged the way many people understand the world, in terms of economics, politics, and the sustainability of the way we live.

With a worldview based on recognising the finite resources of the world, and the importance of non-patriarchal, non-capitalist approaches, what can Indigenous experiences and perspectives teach us as we plot a path out of this extraordinary period? Two women Indigenous leaders from Colombia took the opportunity to talk to Planet to share their ideas.

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