April 15, 2009

Bolivia Universities Go Native

Three universities for indigenous people will be established in Bolivia, according to reports.

The schools will provide curriculums targeted to indigenous cultures and communities, and will also focus on political movements in step with the leftist agenda of President Evo Morales.

Prensa Latina reports that the schools will offer classes in the Aymara, Quecha and Guarani languages, and are part of an effort to “decolonize” Bolivia’s culture.

–Brittany Owens/Newsdesk.org

Sources:

“Bolivia Opens University for Indians”
Latin American Herald Tribune, April 12, 2009

“Bolivia to Open Indigenous Universities”
Prensa Latina, April 6, 2009

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