Ancestral Wisdom The Indigenous Minga

Pastos people participating in a Labour Minga

A prevalent concept, illustrating the deep respect practiced by indigenous peoples, is that of the “indigenous minga”. A “minga” is the gathering of all members of the community in order to discuss, plan and work on common objectives.

Similar to the concept of “talkoot” in Finland, the “minga” is the expression of the resilience, teamwork, and mutual solidarity that characterizes contemporary indigenous communities today.