The claims or requests to the State Country Email List generally seek its contribution, its help or that it facilitate resources for its own initiatives. Or at least not in the way. They do not focus their struggle on asking the State to doinstead; rather, they Country Email List seek to maintain their autonomy with greater or lesser success in order to be a local government or to participate very actively in it. The precise effect of such an organizational configuration is this: at a time and in a country where the word of politicians and politics is so discredited, indigenous Country Email List organizations speak for their actions, their bases recognize only those who have gone through.
That organizational hustle and bustle Country Email List of "talking by doing". It's far from perfect or harmonious, of course, but it's a trend clearly discernible from its troubled organizational history. And it is a crucial element of their permanence and Country Email List their continued legitimacy with the grassroots. Conaie's political strategy since its inception has been a continuous and conflictive combination of forms of struggle: social mobilization and electoral Country Email List participation are, of course, the best known. Whatever the final balance of redoubled ambitions, bureaucratization and exacerbated caudillismo.
In the midst of the continuous tension between elected officials and organizational leaders, there is a fundamental effect. Institutional participation (but also development projects) encourages hundreds or even thousands of indigenous intellectuals and professionals to remain linked to the social movement in their daily work activities. And not only that: in many cases, not in all, of course, these intellectuals and professionals remain partially dependentof organizational structures and social mobilization. Its political success depends, in a variable and unstable dynamic, on the support of the grassroots organization.