Chile: Indigenous Peoples and the pandemic

Event Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous People in Chile

Event Date: July 3rd, 2020

Time: 16:00 – 17:00 BST | 11:00 – 12:00 GMT-4

Registered attendees: 113

We had attendees joining us from all over the world: UK, Chile, Peru, Colombia and USA!

Speaker: Professor Milka Castro Lucic

Joining us from Chile is Prof. Milka Castro. She is the Director of the Legal Anthropology and Interculturalism Studies Programme at the Faculty of Law in the University of Chile. She is a legal anthropologist who has been studying the struggles of Chilean indigenous peoples throughout her whole career. In this occasion, Prof. Milka Castro shared her expertise and knowledge of the indigenous communities in Chile and explained the challenges this vulnerable group is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is the recorded and edited version of the live Academic Talk:

Professor Milka Castro – Director of Legal Anthropology and Interculturalism Studies Programme



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We would like to thank the following institutions for their contribution:

  • University of Dundee
  • Geography Department – University of Dundee
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Facultad de Derecho – Universidad de Chile

We would also like to thank and credit the following members for their work:

  • Poster: Cindy Zetino
  • Attendee Registration: Zoi Asimakopoulou
  • Academic Talk Moderator: Isabela Martinez
  • Academic Talk Translator: Alison Infante
  • Academic Talk Support: Evelyn Ávalos
  • Video Editing: Alison Infante