Bonus Episode with Dr. Filiberto Penados: Engaging with Indigenous Voices
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Filiberto Penados, the academic director of CELA-Belize. After describing the reality and struggle of indigenous peoples in Belize (a small country in Central America) to affirm their rights to land and imagine and create a self-defined future, Dr. Penados describes how he has participated in this as an engaged scholar. He explains the ideas of "re-rooting and re-routing," centering around his basic question of "How do you educate in a post-colonial context? How do you engage in de-colonial education and development?" Listen to this episode to find out how Dr. Penados integrates Maya ways of knowing and being into learning, which is centered at a community level.