Native American Heritage Month: "Indigenous Education in a Traditional University in Colombia"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:30pm

Bush Auditorium, Cornell Hall

flyer for Abadio Green visit at MU Nov 19

“Indigenous Education in a Traditional University in Colombia: The Pedagogy of the Mother Earth,” by Professor Abadio Green 

Abadio Green Stocel (Manibinigdiginya) from the Gunadule Community of Mayan ancestry, located between Panama and Colombia, will engage with the MU community about his experiences advocating for indigenous rights and his innovative undergraduate Program of the Mother Earth, which he has designed, implemented, and successfully replicated in Latin America. 

Green has become an international figure in indigenous education and activism as well as a regular international speaker in Europe, Canada, and Latin America. This time, the International Center for the Development of Education (CIIDE) in collaboration with The Bridge from MU’s College of Education are bringing Green for the first time to the U.S.

Green is currently faculty in Indigenous Education at the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. He holds a master´s in ethnolinguistics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, and a doctorate in education with emphasis in intercultural studies from the University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia. Green was the first indigenous person to obtain a doctorate in the country. He was honored as one of the 30 most influential leaders in Colombia by the prestigious magazine Semana in 2014. In 2003, he received the Order of the Fifth Sun award by the President of the Directing Council of the Fund for the Development of Peoples Indigenous of Latin America and the Caribbean. Green was one of the 10 personalities of the Committee of Experts for the formulation of the Colombian Decennial Plan of Education 2006–2015. In 1993, he was elected the president of the Colombia’s National Indigenous Organization, and he received the 1998 Ashoka International Entrepreneurs Social Award.

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