Dr. Carolina Sánchez-De Jaegher is a philosopher and ecofeminist scholar that have dedicated her academic work to environmental ethics and the theory of justice for nature. Her expertise resides in ecosystems ethics and ancestral knowledge(s), Indigenous sacred places: its international legality and the southern epistemologies.  She has done most of her field work bridging, comparing and contrasting policies for environmental protection and the emergence of epistemic resistance in the Mapuche communities of South Chile. She is also involved in research with struggles for preserving the tropical forest such as the Indigenous communities of Ecuador, particularly the Sarayaku  community and their concept of Kawsak Sacha (Living Forest), Sumak Qamaña and Sumak Kawsay (Buen Vivir). Her teaching philosophy is based on critical thinking for liberation, unlearning and relearning beyond modernity because ´there can be no global justice without global cognitive justice´.

Decolonizing science with Indigenous environmental knowledge requires to earthen the land with the more-than-human which is not nature. Co-ownership and restitution of what has been erased by dominant modern thinking, still present in the academia, is a must for inclusion and the inclusive curriculum of universities in a time where the world is facing modern problems for which there are no modern solutions. This is a lecture that introduces you to Indigenous critical thinking about sustainability and science. It departures from concepts that we assume as 'uncontestable' within the universal paradigm of thinking, and the ways Indigenous environmental thinking and science are contesting them through re-assembling of an existence in relation, in locality, against epistemologies of ignorance and back to Earth.