Jeff Conant is a U.S.-based writer, journalist and educator whose books include A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency; A Community Guide to Environmental Health, and a translation, Wind in the Blood: Mayan Healing and Chinese Medicine. As an environmental human rights advocate he currently heads the International Forests program for Friends of the Earth-US.
By Resilience.org Staff, Resilience.org
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By Jeff Conant, Miguel Sánchez Álvarez, Pedro Hernàndez Luna, Intercontinental Cry
As sumak causay was brought to the awareness of the non-indigenous by Andean social movements a few years ago, now in Chiapas a generation of Indigenous scholars is bringing to light – theorizing, they would say – the local understanding of buen vivir: a concept articulated in Tseltal and Tsotsil as el lek’il kuxlejal.