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The loss of protagonism in the Paraguayan Chaco

The Enlhet are an indigenous community in Paraguay that has been affected by the ongoing colonisation in the Chaco territory. Hannes Kalisch works together with the community to collect the memory of the elderly while promoting the importance of the Enlhet language.

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© Lantooy Unruh

Artist statement: Lanto’oy’ Unruh

Lanto’oy’ Unruh is an artist from the Enlhet Ya’alve-Saanga community, in the Paraguayan Chaco and is part of the Paraguayan project ‘Collection, mission, colonization: encounters and intertwined stories from the Chaco’.

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'Roads' by Miriam Rudolph

Artist statement: Miriam Rudolph

Miriam Rudolph is part of the Paraguayan project ‘Collection, Mission, Colonisation: Encounters and Entangled Histories from the Chaco’. Here you can read her statement and explore part of her process.

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Publications related to women’s and maternal health with Wixárika communities by the author of this exhibition


Gamlin, Jennie B. (2013)
Shame as a barrier to health seeking among indigenous Huichol migrant labourers: An interpretive approach of the “violence continuum” and “authoritative knowledge”
Social Science and Medicine 97 75-81

Gamlin, Jennie B. (2023)
Wixárika Practices of Medical Syncretism: An Ontological Proposal for Health in the Anthropocene
Medical Anthropology Theory 10 (2) 1-26

Gamlin, Jennie B. (2020)
“You see, we women, we can’t talk, we can’t have an opinion…”. The coloniality of gender and childbirth practices in Indigenous Wixárika families
Social Science and Medicine 252, 112912

Jennie Gamlin and David Osrin (2020)
Preventable infant deaths, lone births and lack of registration in Mexican indigenous communities: health care services and the afterlife of colonialism
Ethnicity and Health 25 (7)

Jennie Gamlin and Seth Holmes (2018)
Preventable perinatal deaths in indigenous Wixárika communities: an ethnographic study of pregnancy, childbirth and structural violence BMC
Pregnancy and Childbirth 18 (Article number 243) 2018

Gamlin, Jennie B. and Sarah J Hawkes (2015)
Pregnancy and birth in an Indigenous Huichol community: from structural violence to structural policy responses
Culture, health and sexuality 17 (1)