Degree in anthropology, linguistics and doctorate in jurisprudence. Macas is an Ecuadorian indigenous leader, politician and intellectual of Kichwa nationality, who, together with other leaders of different peasant organizations and indigenous peoples of Ecuador, constituted the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) in 1986.
Andean with ancestral and western knowledge, organizes and directs communities and indigenous peoples in the exercise of indigenous diplomacy at the national and international level in rights, environment and climate change, supporting communities in sustainable development with the theory of shared value. He was elected president of Conacami in 1999, a position he held until 2006.
Originally from the Nasa indigenous people of the Sath Tama Kiwe Ancestral Territory (Caldono-Cauca-Colombia), a social communicator by vocation and profession. Master in Culture of Peace and International Humanitarian Law - Doctorate in Communication. He coordinated the Communication and External Relations Program of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) for 12 years. Participated in the consolidation of the public policy of indigenous communication. He is currently the Municipal Mayor of Caldono-Cauca, his native municipality. He wants to show the positive things that indigenous peoples do for survival and at the same time continue to position the territorial defense, the defense of their rights as indigenous people, their autonomy and the defense of their political organizational process.
I am part of the Bribri people, I come from the indigenous territory of Salitre. This is located in the southern part of the country. Sociologist, I am currently studying in the postgraduate course in Sociology at the University of Costa Rica. Experience My work experience focuses on bringing universities and indigenous peoples closer together. In the aspects of access to education and cultural relevance. In this sense, I have worked in a series of projects that seek to improve the conditions that allow indigenous students access to universities and on the other hand generate transformations in university structures so that these are inclusive, both for students and for the knowledge that is generated from the community, changing the way they are approached. At the community level I was a representative of my territory as a delegate in the process of building the consultation mechanism that was constructed by the Executive Branch of Costa Rica.