Monday, November 11, 2019 – Tue , November 12, 2019 (all day)

Columbia University, Morningside Heights Campus, 116 & Broadway

International Symposium
Indigenous Peoples and Borders:
Decolonization, Contestation, Trans-border Practices
Columbia University, New York, 11-12 November 2019

Organized by
Columbia University (Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program), (UiT) – the Arctic University of Norway and the University of British Columbia (First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Department of Political Science)

This International Symposium will be hosted by Columbia University (Heyman Center). It is co-sponsored by Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program); UiT – the Arctic University of Norway; the University of British Columbia (First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Department of Political Science); University of Guelph (Political Science Department), Canada; University of Lapland, Finland (Sami and Arctic Indigenous Studies); New York University (Center for Latin American Studies); MADRE; and the International Indian Treaty Council. Within Columbia the Symposium is also co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS); the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and The University Seminar on Indigenous Studies.

Selected issues for discussion
• Borders, territories and the politics of recognition: evolving contexts of statehood, and indigenous governance
• Borders, lands, territories in everyday life worlds, public memory and border poetics
• Re-bordering and de-bordering by the state and its high-tech intelligence-military complex
• The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a universal document and framework of situated border politics
• Indigenous visions of multiple territorialities and trans-border movements
• Well-being with culture and identity within and without borders in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals

Participation and structure
This will be a two-day interdisciplinary Symposium open to academics, representatives and experts from Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and nations, states, non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations. More details of the seminar will be posted in due course on website. For details contact: [email protected]


Additional Symposium Related Documents:

International Symposium, Indigenous Peoples and Borders: Decolonization, Contestation, Trans-border Practices, Program Agenda

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