Indigenous Heritage 2017 Programme

The conference will have eight themes dealing with indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage. Each session will run as a panel discussion. The chair will briefly introduce the topic and the invited speakers who will have an opportunity to speak for a maximum of 10 minutes. The floor will then be open to a discussion and questions. The final 5 minutes of the session will be devoted to a summary from the chair.

The conference will end with recommendations for policy makers and practitioners.

The conference will be live streamed through the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/560813554310083/ 

Schedule:

Day 1: Thursday 16 November

University of Helsinki, Pieni juhlasali, 4th floor (Fabianinkatu 33)

Hosted by Indigenous studies, University of Helsinki

 

8.30–9.15

 

9.15–9.45

Registration

 

Opening of the conference

Welcome statements by:

9.45–10.45

International legal framework on indigenous peoples’ rights relating to their cultural heritage

Chair:  Lauri Hannikainen, University of Helsinki

Panellists:

10.45–11.10

Coffee break

 

11.10–12.15

 

Keynote speech Interpreting Research Through Indigenous Knowledges: How Indigenous Research Approaches Sustain Cultural Heritage 

by Margaret Kovach, University of Saskatchewan

 

12.15–13.30

Lunch

13.30–14.30

“Cultural heritage” in indigenous languages and perspectives

Chair: Janne Saarikivi, University of Helsinki

Panellists:

14.30–14.50

Coffee break

14.50–16.00

Interactions with the environment and lands as a cultural heritage

Chair: Laura Siragusa, University of Helsinki

Panellists:

16.00–17.15

Repatriation and indigenous sacred sites

Chair: Aleksey Tsykarev, EMRIP

Panellists:

18.00–19.00 Reception by Helsinki City Mayor Mr.  Jan Vapaavuori. Old Court House, Empiresali (Aleksanterinkatu 20)

 

 

Day 2: Friday 17 November

University of Helsinki, Metsätalo, sali 1, ground floor (Unioninkatu 40)

Hosted by Indigenous studies, University of Helsinki

 

 

9.15–10.20

 

Keynote speech Indigenous Governance of Cultural Heritage by Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Lapland

 

10.20–10.40

Break

10.40–11.45

Women’s role in production of cultural heritage

Chair: Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Lapland

Panellists:

11.45–12.45

Learning process and digital technologies in protection of indigenous cultural heritage

Chair: Jelena Porsanger, independent scholar

Panellists:

12.45–13.45

 

Lunch

13.45–14.45

Indigenous livelihoods and knowledge

Chair: Heta Heiskanen, University of Tampere

Panellists:

14.45–15.05

Coffee break

15.05–16.00

Role of indigenous peoples in national histories

Chair: Reetta Toivanen, University of Helsinki

Panellists:

16.00–16.45

Closing of the seminar: Recommendations for States, Indigenous peoples, national human rights institutions and international organizations

Statements by:

21:30->    Closing Party: Baltic Circle - Festival Club (Cirko, Suvilahti, Kaasutehtaankatu 1, building 8)