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Project October 29, 2021

Cosmology & Pandemic: What We Can Learn From Indigenous Responses to a Health Crisis

Project coordinators Tracy L. Barnett and Hernán Vilchez coordinated a multimedia team in a seven-country, seven-part transmedia series of articles examining the ways in which Latin America's Indigenous peoples responded to the COVID-19 crisis — responses that are not only fascinating in themselves but can be deeply instructive to our modern society as it looks ahead to a post-pandemic world.

From the Mapuche of the Southern Cone to the Shipibo of Peru, from the experiences of the Kamëntsá of Colombia, to the Waurá in Brazil, to the Mayan people of Guatemala—each community found its way through this crisis with the guidance of its own cosmology and ancestral medicine, generating a wealth of experience and learnings worthy of being shared and put into use by the global community.

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