Abya Yala: the concept emerged toward the end of the 1970s in Dulenega, or what, for others, is today San Blas, Panama, a Kuna Tule territory.  Abya Yala in the Kuna language means “land in its full maturity.” After the Kuna won a lawsuit to stop the construction of a shopping mall in Dulenega, many First Nations leaders, activists, writers, and organizations have agreed to use Abya Yala as the term to refer to the continent named by colonizers as The Americas.

Aotearoa: is the Maori name for the country of New Zealand. The literal translation of Aotearoa is "land of the long white cloud".

Coloniality of power: is a concept interrelating the practices and legacies of European colonialism in social orders and forms of knowledge, advanced in postcolonial studies and Latin American subaltern studies, most prominently by Anibal Quijano.

Chakra or Chagra
: a small partition of arable land.


Feeling-thinking: to “feel-think” is to think with the heart, thought connected to feeling: a fully embodied emotional, intuitive, and rational cognitive process that stands in stark contrast with the disembodied, abstract detachment of cartesian rationalism, the modality of thought that has prevailed in the west since the enlightenment.

Feeling-thinking is a concept collected from the popular wisdom of the fishing communities of the Colombian Caribbean coast by the sociologist Orlando Fals Borda,  popularized by the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano and developed further by Arturo Escobar.

Minga: entails a collaborative work system. It refers to community work or work among friends when they need help from each other. A Minga usually include a feast to celebrate the collaboration and hard work.

Moana: in te-reo means a body of open water, in particular the sea.

Munay: love, power, desire.
It is considered one of the major organizing principles and the first of the three Inca Laws. It is the law of love. Rather than an emotion, munay is seen as an attitude to respect and appreciate everyone and everything. It is also connected to Aayni (reciprocity).
We can speak many languages with the heart. We can communicate with all creation in this way (mineral, vegetable, animal, human and Light Beings). To walk in munay is to walk in the power of love and walk your own walk, the path of living from your heart.

Pluriverse: A zapatist concept to address a world where many worlds fit. Allowing diverse knowledges, epistomologies from different corners of planet earth.

Quipu: It is an old system of threads and knots that were used by the Incas and previous Andean civilisations to keep records and to convey complex messages. The cords were made from cotton, llama or alpaca hair and were used for everything from tax and census-keeping to storytelling. This tactile system required substantial time, patience and an alternative thought process for its creation and interpretation

Pacha:  Can be understood as cosmos. Time - space.