Indigenous peoples in Latin America fight to safeguard their knowledge

Joly, Jeremy

Publisher:  Equal Times
Date Written:  29/10/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18269

Equal Times met up with William Park just a few months after he had completed a project of mammoth proportions: a 500-page encyclopaedia compiling, in collaboration with the community, a large portion of their medical knowledge. "The aim is to help the community to preserve and pass on their knowledge without it being pillaged by foreign businesses. If they decide to share it one day, that is their choice. It isn't up to us to decide for them," explains the specialist in sustainable agriculture.

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