Presentation on theme: "Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2013"— Presentation transcript:
1Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2013 Multi-ethic communal and collective forms of tenure in post-war Guatemala: Lessons from the PeténLaura Hurtado Paz y Paz, Ph.D., Campaign and Advocacy Coordinator, Oxfam in Guatemala, (presenter)Liza Grandia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of California-Davis, Department of Native American Studies, (co-author)
5“Sacred Earth” Community (Loq Laj Ch’choch) Home altarSacred lake
6Main findings Indigenous usufruct versus colonizing usufruct Use value versus exchange value of landThe ecologics of customary management versus quadrangular allotmentSacred versus secular logicsTangible and intangible outcomes
73.3 ¿Existen algunos lugares sagrados en la comunidad? SI NO N/S N/R ¿Cuántos? __________________________¿Cómo se llaman y dónde están ubicados? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
8RecommendationsA moratorium should be placed to all current and future land administration projects to allow for time, reflection, and true informed consent about the long term consequences of land titling.Help indigenous communities reconstitute their lands under customary governance or to create by-laws regulating the sale of village lands.Help communities negotiate and re-acquire access to their sacred sites that were privatized by land administration projectsA holistic inventory of different types of communal lands.