Side Event "Production and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge in Indigenous Understanding" at 18th UNPFII, United Nations Headquarters, NYC, USA

the event was organised on April 23rd by Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen and Hanna Guttorm from University of Helsinki's Indigenous Studies

This side event discusses the concept of 'traditional knowledge' in Indigenous languages and understandings. In the current global situation, traditional Indigenous knowledge receives a growing interest – how can we ensure that it is discussed fairly? This workshop opens up a discussion on the fluidity, relationality, and variety of Indigenous traditional knowledges.

Panelists include:

Mariam Wallet Mohamed Aboubakrine (UNPFII)

Irja Seurujärvi-Kari (Sámi Dutkansearvi) 

Jaime Gayas (Secr. of the Intercultural Bilingual Education, Ecuador)

Lucas Artur Manchineri (Manchineri people) 

Kristen A. Carpenter (EMRIP)

Risten Mustonen (Sámi people)

Discussant: Alexey Tsykarev (EMRIP)

Organisers: Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen & Hanna Guttorm (University of Helsinki)