Forum Conference 2006

“Words or action? Transition from Indigenous Activism to Political Power – Challenges from South America”


Wednesday 04.10.2006
20.00     Reception at Árdna, the Sámi cultural building located at the University Campus, close to “Labyrinten”, The Sámi turf hut and the Administration building.
22.00     Bus departure from the University to Radisson SAS hotel

Thursday 05.10.2006

Opening of conference
08.30     Bus departure from Radisson SAS hotel to the University
08.45-09.15     Registration, at University Campus, Teorifagbygget, House 1, Auditorium 1.
09.15-09.25     Opening by Gerd Bjørhovde, Pro-rector at the University of Tromsø.
09.25-09.45     Sidsel Saugestad, Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples: “Words or Actions – As the international indigenous discourse meet political realities”
09.45-10.15     Anne M. Stenhammer, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Indigenous peoples, participation, rights and Norwegian support”.
10.15-10.30     Coffee

Focus on Brazil

10.30-11.15     Ianuculá Kaiabi, Association of the Xingu Indigenous Land (ATIX): “The leading role of the Indians in the protection of their territories and forests”.
11.15-12.00     Adriana Ramos, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA): “Democracy, indigenous rights and the role of civil society in Brazil”
12.00-12.30     Discussion
12.30-13.30     Lunch
13.30-14.00     Lars Løvold, Rainforest Foundation Norway: “Promoting indigenous rights and wise resource management. Contradiction in terms, romanticism or effective strategy? Lessons from 15 years of support to Brazil”
14.00-14.30     Kristian Bengtson, The Norwegian Embassy in Brazil/NORAD: “From target group and beneficiary to political actor: Reflections on the development of the indigenous movement in Brazil.”
14.30-14.45     Discussion
14.45-15.00     Coffee

Focus on Bolivia

15.00-15.45     Carlos Romero, Director, The Centre for Social and Juridical Studies (CEJIS), (member of IWGIA’s Advisory Board): TBA
15.45-16.15     Aina Holm, The Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH): “Indigenous Women’s Political Participation in Bolivia”
16.15-16.45     Discussion
16.45-17.00     Coffee
17.00-17.30     Marthe Hotvedt, The Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH): “Power to Indigenous Peoples – Experiences from Bolivia”
17.30-18.30     The film “Veiviseren” by SAIH. Parallel sessions in Spanish and Norwegian language only.
The Brazilian film “Pisa Ligeiro” with English subtitles by Bruno Pacheco de Oliveira Bruno will be shown at the Sami Centre Meeting room (House 2).
Introduction by Maria Barroso Hoffmann

18.30     Bus departure from the University to Radisson SAS hotel
20.00     Dinner at Radisson SAS hotel

Friday 06.10.2006

Forum update

09.00     Bus departure from Radisson SAS hotel to the University
09.15-09.45     Marit Solstad, Bodø University College: “Curricular Transformation in Guatemala”
09.45-10.00     Torkjell Leira , Rainforest Foundation Norway: “The tropical timber campaign in Norway: Methods and results”
10.00-10.30     Roddy Brett, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO): “Indigenous Movements and Indigenous Rights Protection in Post-Conflict Guatemala”
10.30-10.45     Coffee
10.45-11.15     Mattias Åhrén, Saami Council: “An adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – a major breakthrough?”
11.15-11.45     Else Grete Broderstad, University of Tromsø: “Consultations as a tool. The Finnmark Act
– an example to follow?”
11.45-12.15     Discussion

Summing up

12.15-12.45     Summary by Axel Borchgrevink, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Closure of the Forum Conference 2006

12.45-13.45     Lunch