Indigenous Studies Prof. Tirso Gonzales from UBC’s Okanagan campus and Prof. Miquel Gonzalez from York University have organized a virtual forum for international consultation and dialogue, taking place each Monday from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5. The forum involves leaders of indigenous organizations, academics, non-governmental partners, and officials of sub-national government entities who are leading processes in the design and negotiation of indigenous autonomy in different countries of Latin America and Canada.
The Indigenous Peoples, Self-determination and Autonomy in Latin America and Canada forum is a project of the Bolivian Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, the International Secretary for Human Development at York University, and the Indigenous Studies Program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. It is a follow up to the course Indian Self-Determination and Autonomy in Latin America and Canada, which took place during July and August, attended by 19 professionals, academics, policy makers, Indigenous leaders and community members from Argentina, Bolivia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Honduras and Peru.
The forum and related activities are in preparation for the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, which will be held here at UBC’s Okanagan campus next May 18 to 20.
To find out more, visit: www.cebem.org/boletines/bol_2011/extras/boletin_6.php