This side event is focused on decolonial approaches to education, particularly in regard to the university system. Our critical objective is a collective investigation of the potential to create space for decolonial thinking and practice within and beyond the university. Through a panel presentation and open engagement with those in attendance, we intend to promote a discussion for challenging the constraints of colonial spaces while also fostering new ways of thinking and being.

The 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

NGO Side Event

Friday, 20 April 2018 — 4:15-5:30 p.m.


Secretariat Building 
– Board Room 2725
United Nations Headquarters, 
New York City


Petra Laiti

Chair, Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Sera Mika

Student, Indigenous Law Program, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Alexis Manzano

Alumna, St. John’s University


Bettina Escauriza

Keira Anderson