Sixteen Demands Proposed by the CONAIE in the 1990 Uprising
- Public declaration that Ecuador is a plurinational country (to be ratified in the constitution).
- Grant of lands and titles to lands to the nationalities.
- Solutions to water and irrigation needs.
- Absolution from indigenous debts to FODERUMA and the National Development Bank.
- Freezing of consumer prices.
- Conclusion of priority projects in Indian communities.
- Nonpayment of rural land taxes.
- Expulsion of the Summer Language Institute.
- Free commercial and handicraft activity.
- CONAIE protection of archaeological sites.
- Officialization of Indian medicine.
- Cancellation of the governmental decree that created parallel land reform granting bodies.
- Immediate granting of funds by the government to the nationalities.
- Granting of funds for bilingual education.
- Respect for the rights of the child.
- Fixing of fair prices for products.
Source: Amalia Pallares, From Peasant Struggles to Indian Resistance: The Ecuadorian Andes in the Late Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002), 228.
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