Objectives of Indigenous Heritage 2017

This conference addresses indigenous peoples’ rights to their cultural heritage from the perspective of indigenous peoples themselves as well as international and national legal frameworks.

The concept of ‘heritage’ will be examined in indigenous languages and understandings, dynamism of tradition, as well as forms of indigenous intangible and tangible cultural heritage.

Furthermore, the roles of the environment, nonhuman agencies, language, indigenous knowledge, gender, and digital technologies in the production and transmission of cultural heritage will be addressed. The aim is also to shed light on indigenous peoples’ contribution to the cultural heritage of nation states.

This event is also part of Finland 100 years -programme. Therefore, it lastly asks what how the indigenous peoples are represented in national histories and what is their role in them?