Forum Conference 2004

”Indigenous Rights and Gendered Representations”

Invitation Forum Conference 2004

Programme

Monday 27.09.2004
20:00 Reception at Árdna, the Sámi cultural building located at the university campus

Tuesday 28.09.2004

Opening of the conference

08:45-09:15 Registration, at University Campus, Teorifagbygget, Hus 1, Auditorium 1.
09:15-09:25 Opening by rector at the University of Tromsø: Jarle Aarbakke.
09:25-09:45 Sidsel Saugestad, Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples: “Welcome and Background for the Conference
10.00-10.30 Ingunn Klepsvik, NORAD: ”The Indigenous Dimension in Norwegian Development aid”. The Indigenous Rights Agenda and Gendered Participations
10.30-11.15
Mililani Trask, Pacific representative to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: “Mechanisms that influence male and female political participation in national and international indigenous fora”.
11.15-12.00 Eva Josefsen, Norut NIBR Finnmark: “Mechanisms that influence male and female political participation in the Saami Parliament in Norway”.

12.30-12.30
Discussion
12.30-13.30 Lunch

Local Realities and Strategies for Recognition

13.30-14.15: Sumitra Gurung Mahandar, Plan International, Nepal:
A gendered analysis of the struggle for recognition of indigenous nationalities in Nepal”.
14.15-15-00: Gudrun Eliissá E. Lindi, Forum of Sami Women: “Aspects of equality: Sami Women’s participation in public arenas

15.00-15.30
: Discussion
15.30-16.00: Coffee

Traditional Knowledge – Gendered Dynamics

16.00-16.45 Yvette Abrahams, University of Western Cape: “Sarah Bartmann’s Natural World: Khoekhoe Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Their Relevance to South African Women Today“.

16.45-17.00
Discussion

Forum update

17.00-17.15 Dikka Storm, University of Tromsø: “Women and Traditional Knowledge, Network and Recruitment’ – Gendered knowledge under pressure: challenges to Sami / Indigenous Women as carriers of Traditional Knowledge”.
17.15-17.30 Dieudonnée Kapupu Diwa Mutimanwa, LINAPYCO (Ligue Nationale des Associations Autochtones Pygmèes du Congo: “Mobilising Pygmee grassroots communities”.
19:00 Dinner at Radisson SAS Hotel

Wednesday 29.09.2004:

Forum update continues

09:15-09:30: Gunhild B. Sara Buljo, Saami Council: “Indigenous People to Indigenous People Cooperation”.
09:30-10:10 Navaya J Ndaskoi, Organisation for Indigenous People of Africa (OIPA): “Facing the 21st Century, Indigenous Peoples Challenges
Edward Porokwa, Organisation for Indigenous People of Africa (OIPA): “Indigenous People to Indigenous People Cooperation: The case of Tanzania“.
Father Gariel Olle Killel, KIDUPO, Tanzania:
Improving the lives of the Masai” .
10:10-10.40: Mathambo Ngakaeaja, Working Group for Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA): “Court case about Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) in Botswana”. Dauqoo Xukuri, First People of Kalahari (FPK), Botswana: ” Indigenous People to Indigenous People Cooperation: The case of Botswana“.
10:00-10:15 Navaya J Ndaskoi, Organisation for Indigenous People of Africa (OIPA): ” Facing the 21st Century, Indigenous Peoples Challenges” Edward Porokwa, Organisation for Indigenous People of Africa (OIPA): “Indigenous People to Indigenous People Cooperation: The case of Tanzania” . Father Gariel Olle Killel, KIDUPO, Tanzania: ” Improving the lives of the Masai” .
10.40-11.00 Coffee

Summing up

11:00-12.15 Panel Discussion led by Gunhild Hoogensen, University of Tromsø.

Participants:
Jorunn Eikjok, FN-sambandet, Norway.
Yvette Abrahams, University of Western Cape, South Africa.
Joyce Green, University of Regina, Canada.

12.15-12.30
Closure of the conference