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Final workshop of the Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples, January 25-26, 2016 in Tromsø

Finding new paths for cooperation: Indigenous Peoples, Academia and Business

As the Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples concludes 15 years of activity, this final workshop will gather indigenous peoples, academics, and other development actors, to discuss the lessons that we have learned, and opportunities for moving forward in a changing global and national environment. In this new climate of shifting funding and political priorities, and the development of new international legislation around environmental and social issues, what is the role of research? What new models for cooperation can we envision? How can informed perspectives about critical issues on the ground reach the decision makers? In particular – what is the role of business?

Registration deadlines:
The registration deadline is set to 18 January 2016 if you need accommodation.
The registration deadline without accommodation is set to 22 January 2016.

Conference fee regular participants:
No meals, conference fee only: NOK 400
Conf. fee + Lunch two days + Dinner: NOK 1 000

Conference fee UiT students:
Conference fee only: NOK 0 (free)

Registration for the seminar

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Seminar and roundtable

A seminar on Thursday, October 15, from 11:15 to 16:00 at Nedre lysthus (CPS), room 06, about Tradiciones indígenas, ambientalismos y religiones en las luchas por recursos en Talamanca, Costa Rica (Indigenous traditions, environmentalisms, and religions in the struggles over resources in Talamanca, Costa Rica). For more information, see

A roundtable on Friday, October 16, from 11:15 to 15:00 at Árdna, about Metodologías indígenas contextuales: acercamientos bribris (Contextual indigenous methodologies: Bribri approaches). For more information, see

Both events will take place in Spanish.

Forum Conference 2015 – UPDATE

The 2015 Forum Conference will be arranged as a round table conference in Copenhagen October 8th – 9th 2015, for invited participants only.

IWGIA (International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs) in Copenhagen will host the conference.
We look forward to the conference and to the further cooperation with IWGIA.

More information about the conference can be found on IWGIA’s pages.

One-day seminar December 9 2015

The Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples will be closed down after 15 years at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

There will be a one-day seminar in Tromsø December 9 2015. The seminar will explore the possibilities to establish a policy-relevant network between academia, activists, aid agencies, the business sector and government that has indigenous peoples’ situation on the agenda.

Samisk internasjonal solidaritet

Seminar Manndalen 14. januar 2015, Senter for nordlige folk.

English version here


Photo: Senter for nordlige folk

Hvordan ser samisk internasjonal solidaritet ut? Hva innebærer det og hvordan kan det gjøres? I flere tiår har det samiske samfunnet vært en del av et internasjonalt fellesskap av urfolk. Både på det politiske, kulturelle og det religiøse området har den internasjonale dimensjonen vært viktig. På dette verkstedet inviterer vi aktører fra ulike sider av det samiske samfunnet til refleksjon og erfaringsutveksling om samisk internasjonal solidaritet. Samtalen heller enn foredraget står i sentrum.

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Next Seminar: Samis and International Solidarity?

How does Sami international solidarity looks like? What is it and how can it be done? For decades the Sami community has been part of the international community of Indigenous Peoples. The international dimension has been essential in the advancement of all three side; political, cultural and spiritual development.

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Desires of the Recently Dead

Claire Schneid- Brown Bag Seminar: "Desires of the Recently Dead"
Claire Schneid- Brown Bag Seminar: “Desires of the Recently Dead”

16.10.2014. Death is an inevitable and ultimate truth. Art writer and critic Chris Townsend describes death as an event that cannot belong to us but rather only to those around us. It is such an impersonal phenomena that can neither be represented nor communicated by us. However, what happens when a community has a practice where dead have an ability to remain as a non-human entity in the human post human space? How do things take turn when dead have a power to communicate their desires through the living ones? How does the practice of ‘possession’ of a living by dead affect the judiciary system and other units of an indigenous community? Claire Scheid, a PhD candidate in the Study of Religions Department at National University of Ireland-University College Cork, in affiliation with Rajiv Gandhi University in India, studied this integrated system of ‘dead possessing the living’ among the indigenous ‘Adi’ community of Far Eastern Himalayan region of India.

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Seminar in Oslo: Business and Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Invitasjon til seminar om urfolk og næringsliv (ID 10639)

Rainforest Foundation and the Forum for Development Cooperation of Indigenous Peoples welcomes the half-day seminar: Business and human rights of indigenous peoples: challenges and protection mechanisms.”

Today’s intensive hunt for resources leads to increased pressure on indigenous land, territories and way of life.

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