The Indigenous Worlds International Congress (COIMI) is a biannual event and was created within the scope of the Permanent Seminar on Indigenous Worlds - America at the Humanities Center (CHAM / NOVA FCSH—UAC), at the Lisboa New University, Portugal from the 27th to the 28th April 2015. The CHAM-UNL research group created the COIMI, aiming to build a bigger collaborative network at national and international levels for interdisciplinary discussions about american indigenous people history. Therefore, it’s intended to expand dialogues between indigenous and non-indigenous researchers of the highlighted theme to open space to build possibilities of new theoretical-methodological paths of research about traditional people from the 16th century until present time and also to disseminate the actions on behalf of memory, cultural and environmental heritage, history, education and indigenous rights in general at the international level.

The II Indigenous Worlds International Congress - Dialogues on History, Law and Education from XVI Centuries to nowdays happened in November 2017 in Europe in two countries: Spain (Pablo Olavide University, Seville) and Portugal (Humanities Center – CHAM-UNL, Lisbon ) with extremely fruitful and assertive results. In 2018 in Latin America, it took place in Brazil (Federal University of Campina), Paraíba with supporting of the Ministry of Science and Technology, CNPq and the State University of Paraíba.

The III COIMI 19 - EUROPE took place in three countries Paris - France, Seville - Spain and Lisbon - Portugal. We aim to bring discussions on researches that have been developed in Europe and America and that build reflections about violations, achievements and intensification of the struggles of indigenous people in America between the 16th centuries until present day. In the III COIMI 21 we will revisit the indigenous theme not with an eye on the past for the past, but in view of the demands of the present time, which also became claims of the indigenous movements of the last decades, that is, history, memory, education, recognition of ethnicities, territories, heritage, nature as historical and inalienable rights.

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