Confederacion de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador) (CONAIE)
The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, CONAIE is an organization that brings together the Nationalities, Peoples, communities, Centers and indigenous Associations of Ecuador.
The Nationalities and indigenous peoples of Ecuador have resisted forms of domination, exploitation and discrimination since the colony, for more than five centuries it has presented genocide and ethnocide against humanity, particularly the indigenous world; they have been partially annihilated, in ABYA-YALA. The footprints, constructions of sacred buildings, the roads, the findings vividly express the origin of indigenous knowledge and technology in the past and in the present.
In 1980, the CONACNIE (National Council for the Coordination of Indigenous Nationalities) was organized with the aim of promoting the consolidation of indigenous peoples and the first CONACNIE Congress was convened , on November 13-16, 1986, in Nueva Vida camp, in Quito. and the CONAIE is constituted(Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador); it is the result of the continuous struggle of the communities, centers, federations and confederations of indigenous peoples. The fundamental objectives set out in the congress were: to consolidate the indigenous peoples and nationalities of Ecuador, to fight for indigenous land and territories, to fight for their own education (intercultural bilingual), to fight against the oppression of the civil and ecclesial authorities, fight for the cultural identity of indigenous peoples, against colonialism and for the dignity of indigenous peoples and nationalities.See more