Institutional responsiveness to indigenous rights : the case of Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission

Report from Md. Zahid Hassan, Master in Peace and Conflict Transformation, University of Tromsø.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord 1997 signed between the Government of Bangladesh and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS), recognises the reestablishment of the rights of the indigenous people with the formation of locals & regional councils as controlling and supervisory bodies over land & land management, law & order, civil administration, police (local), development, primary & secondary education, forest & environment, and many more. After more than a decade of signing, the Accord has not been implemented fully and the violations of human rights continue. This study examines the challenges which Bangladesh as a post-war state face, in establishing democratic institutions and particularly indigenous institutions in order to bring justice and peace in the disputed CHT region. This study describes how the Land Dispute Resolution Commission which has been formed in 1999 to settle the land disputes between the indigenous people and Bengali settlers, can make its activities responsive to both a diverse constituency of indigenous people without ignoring the Bengali migrants and all the same gains trust and ownership among the Hillpeople. The study describes ‘the state of nature and politics’, ‘civil military relations’, ‘nation and identity building’ and ‘the geopolitical’ issues and how these issues played a key role in the policy formation process for CHT. In other words, I am keen to examine whether or not these issues influenced and made an impact on trust and ownership gaining process.

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Financial support for fieldwork in Canada

Michael Code, Masters of Indigenous Studies, University of Tromsø

Financial support for fieldwork

I conducted fieldwork in July, 2010, for the Masters of Indigenous Studies program, I used the money mainly for travel costs to my remote Canadian Sayisi Dene First Nation Reserve called Tadoule Lake. Continue reading

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Report from fieldwork in Canada

Report from Beatriz Zarcos.

Long time before the arrival of the Europeans to what is known today as Canada, the people who already lived there and are known today as the Indigenous people of Canada, had their own cultures and their own ways to organize their societies. They also had their own ways to approach health and illness, and their own type of medicine. Continue reading

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Rapport från informantresa till Norra Jämtland och motsvarande område på Norska sidan

Rapport från informantresa med stöd från centret

Jag vill tacka centret för stödet med min masteruppsats. Jag använde den till att åka på en resa från Umeå där jag bodde vid tidpunkten och till Norra Jämtland och motsvarande område på Norska sidan (Röyrvik, Snåsa, Trones m.fl) och träffade ett flertal informanter som tillhör den äldre generationen sydsamer som har språket kvar. Alla de informanterna är 60+ och har fortfarande ett levande språk till skillnad mot många som är yngre. Därför var det så viktigt att få dryfta mina  frågor med just dessa informanter. Continue reading

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Report from fieldwork in Bangladesh

Report from Smritikana Das

Introduction:

I acknowledge with gratitude the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) for financing and supporting my education with a scholarship here at the University of Tromsø. I am particularly grateful to the people and institutions that provided me with the necessary support for my education as well as the production of this thesis. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Centre for Sami Studies for hosting me in the International Master’s Programme and providing me the fieldwork support. Continue reading

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Report from fieldwork in Nepal

Report from Laxmi Limbu

Introduction

I would like to pay my gratitude to the Centre for Sami Studies for supporting me partially to cover my travel expenses during my fieldwork in Nepal. I conducted my research in Eastern and Central part of Nepal, in Illam and Kathmandu districts. Continue reading

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Identity and Regional Culture: the Case of the Pomor people in Arkhangel’sk region, Russia

Report from Anna Pyzhova, Master Programme in Indigenous Studies, University of Tromsø.

Financial support to the project:

“Identity and Regional Culture: the Case of the Pomor people in Arkhangel’sk region, Russia”. Continue reading

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Paths of peace; civic nationalism, transitional justice and agricultural reform in Rwanda

Rapport fra Trine Eide PhD stipendiat, institutt for arkeologi og sosialantropologi, UiT

Økonomisk støtte til PhD-prosjektet: Paths of peace; civic nationalism, transitional justice and agricultural reform in Rwanda. Continue reading

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Sámegiela oahpahallanteavsttaid čállinfeaillat

Raporta: Strategiijaruđa 2010 geavaheapmi

Prošeakta: Sámegiela oahpahallanteavsttaid čállinfeaillat: automáhtalaš diagnostiseren ja máhcahus Continue reading

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Støtte til konferansedeltakelse og opphold i Nuuk, Grønland

Rapportering om bruk av strategimidler 2010. Bent-Martin Eliassen, PhD-student, Senter for Samisk Helseforskning, Universitetet i Tromsø.

Det vises til vedtak av 3. mai 2010 hvor jeg tildeles inntil 20 000 NOK i strategimidler. I min søknad ble det søkt om midler til deltakelse på konferansen Nuna Med 2010 i Nuuk, Grønland. Videre søkte jeg om midler til å dekke et ukeslangt opphold i Nuuk til prosjektsamarbeid i etterkant av konferansen. Dette som et ledd i forskningssamarbeidet i SLICA. Continue reading

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Relasjonar mellom samiske og norrøne samfunn i jernalder og tidleg mellomalder i Sør-Salten, Nordland

Rapport for bruk av strategimidler 2010. Eirin Holberg, Høgskolen i Bodø/Universitetet i Tromsø.

Økonomisk støtte til PhD-prosjektet ”Relasjonar mellom samiske og norrøne samfunn i jernalder og tidleg mellomalder i Sør-Salten, Nordland”. Continue reading

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Nature relations and belonging among youths in Nuuk, Greenland. Discovering youth identity management

Report from Tove Maurtvedt, Master in Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø.

Financial support to the project: “Nature relations and belonging among youths in Nuuk, Greenland. Discovering youth identity management”.

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Fiskeværene langs den nordnorske kysten

Rapport til Senter for samiske studier i forbindelse med tildeling av strategimidler 2010, brukt til phd-prosjektet: ”Fiskeværene langs den nordnorske kysten”. Continue reading

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Sherpa.net – Internet in the High Himalayas

Report from Tanel Saimre, Master in Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø
Project 2011/1405 – financial support for fieldwork Continue reading

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The University of Melbourne, Australia

Rapport fra Guri Karlstrøm

Melbourne, Australia Høsten 2008 & WiPCE 2008, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, 7-11 December 2008 Continue reading

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Universitetet i Milano, Italia

Rapport fra Trine Glad

Jeg takker med dette for reisestøtte kr 16 100 fra Senter for samiske studier til opphold ved Universitetet i Milano, Italia. Reisestøtten er benyttet i henhold til budsjett som beskrevet i prosjektsøknaden. Continue reading

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Unfolding the kilt

Rapport fra Emma Margret Skåden

Økonomisk støtte til prosjektet: “What’s in the kilt? Et studie av skotsk identitet og kommersialisering av nasjonale symboler.” (Foreløpig tittel) Continue reading

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Department of Justice Canada i Ottawa og Vancouver

REISESTØTTE 2002
Rapport fra Aimo Guttorm

Om prosjektet “RETTSPLEIE I DET SAMISKE OMRÅDET” Continue reading

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University of Auckland og University of Waikato, New Zealand

Rapport fra Jelena Porsanger

Senter for samiske studier tildelte meg reisestøtte til utenlandsopphold på New Zealand for perioden fra januar til mai 2003. I løpet av mine studier på New Zealand ble jeg kjent med Maori Studier både på institusjons nivå og faglig, og kunne lære om urfolksforsknings metodologi og teori. Continue reading

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Dipo – Puberty Rites among the Krobos of Eastern Region, Ghana

Report from Priscilla Akua Boakye, Master Programme in Indigenous Studies, University of Tromsø
Project 2009/1415-2

Financial support to the project:
“Dipo – Puberty Rites among the Krobos of Eastern Region, Ghana.” Continue reading

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