Land and Sea Rights – Protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples to Land and Sea
Venue for the Forum conference at University of Tromsø 30-31 October 2013:
University Campus, Teorifagbygget, Hus 1, Auditorium 1.
09.15 Bus departure from Rica Grand Hotel to the University Campus.
9.30-10.00 Registration, at University Campus, Teorifagbygget, Hus 1, Auditorium 1.
Opening of conference – setting the agenda
10.00 Opening by Wenche Jakobsen, Vice Rector for Education, University of Tromsø.
10.10 Opening by Aili Keskitalo, President of the Sami Parliament, Norway.
10.15 Opening by Torjer Olsen, Chair, Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples: “Land and Sea Rights – Protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples to Land and Sea”
Best and bad practices
10.20 Best and bad practices. An introduction by Professor Jens Dahl, Former Director of IWGIA and member of the Forum advisory board.
10.50 Advocate of the High Court of Kenya Abraham Korir Sing’Oei, International human rights law expert and advocate and Member of Parliament, Kenya: The Enderoi case as a best practice.
11.35 Questions and discussion
12.45 Film: Chairman and the Lions. First place winner, 2013 ETNOFilm Festival of Anthropological Film (Croatia) and Winner of Special Jury award, 2013, Zanzibar International Film Festival (Tanzania). Directed by Peter Biella
13.30 Associate Professor Kelly Askew, Director, African Studies Center, University of Michigan: The Maasai of Tanzania as worst practice.
14.15 Questions and discussion
14.45 Coffee. Posters by the students at the Master’s in Indigenous Studies (MIS)
15.15 Mr. Petter Wille, Ambassador/Special Envoy of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Introducing the new Guidelines for the Norwegian Foreign Service on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
15.45: Comments from Professor Bjørg Evjen, board member, Gáldu – Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
16.00: Comments from Policy advisor Susan Fay Kelly, the Rainforest Foundation.
16.15 Questions and discussion.
17.00 Forum update
17.30 Questions and discussion.
17.45 Bus departure from the University campus to Rica Grand Hotel
19.30: Dinner at Rica Grand Hotel
09.00 Bus departure from Rica Grand Hotel to the University Campus.
09.15 Professor Øyvind Ravna, University of Tromsø: “The reports of the Finnmark Commission: A suitable way of completing Norway’s obligations to identify Saami rights to lands and waters”.
09.45 Researcher Camilla Brattland, NIKU (The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research) : “Towards an ethno-ecological governance regime in coastal Norway.“
10.15 Questions and discussions.
11.00 Dmitry Berezhkov, Student at the University of Tromsø and Former Vice President of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON): “New political realities for indigenous movements in Russia”.
11.30 Comments from Professor Øyvind Ravna, University of Tromsø.
11.45 Questions and discussions.
Panel discussion – The way forward
13.15 Professor Jens Dahl, Former Director of IWGIA and member of the Forum advisory board: Introductions to Roundtable discussion.
13.30 How to protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples to Land and Sea?
- Kelly Askew
- Korir Sing’Oei
- Dmitry Berezhkov
- Representatives from NGOs, Sami organizations and Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples
15.00-15.15 Closure of the Forum Conference 2013.
Registration deadlines: 23 October for pre-booked accommodation, otherwise 27 October.
More information, programme and registration: http://uit.no/sesam/forum