En-claves del pensamiento
versión impresa ISSN 1870-879X
In this article we argue that the main idea that was used to justify the appropriation of Amerindian lands in the seventeenth century still remains in the agreements and policies of the twenty first century to defend the appropriation of resources and traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples. The aim of this paper is to show first, that the concept of property is much broader than that of private property formulated by John Locke three hundred years ago. Second, that indigenous peoples should be involved in all the decisions that affect their cultural practices, including those related to the use of their resources and knowledge in scientific research.
Palabras llave : property; traditional knowledge; culture; development; appropriation.