From September to November the Wenner-Gren Foundation sponsored a new webinar series entitled, “Indigenous Peoples, Heritage and Landscape in the Asia Pacific: Knowledge Co-Production, Policy Change, and Empowerment“, co-sponsored by UCLA Asia Pacific Center, the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, The University of New England through the First Peoples Rights and Law Centre, and the National Cheng-chi University through the Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS).
Watch the entire series here.
About the Series:
How do scholars approach community-engaged research? Why is there a need to involve community stakeholders in research? What happens when communities engage the scholars and invest in the research process? An increasing number of scholars have actively strived for the involvement of communities, not just as mere contributors, but as active and involved participants in the research process. This recent shift in research practice is a product of the realization that collaboration among local, indigenous, and other stakeholders provides a venue for inclusive co-production of knowledge. In this webinar series, we showcase examples of successful scholarship in the Asia Pacific where local stakeholders and local communities are actively involved. Panel members are researchers who actively engage with the communities that they work with. The webinar series emphasizes that collaborative methodology is a venue where indigenous/local knowledge systems and Western science intersects. The goal is to utilize the knowledge co-production to argue for policy recommendations that has space for co-administration. More importantly, we highlight the importance of collaboration to empowering communities.
The webinar is co-hosted by UCLA Department of Anthropology, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMo), Ifugao State University, and the Partido State University.
Panel 1: Defining the terms: Heritage, Landscapes, Indigenous Empowerment
Wednesday September 16, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs September 17, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 2: Wisdom of the Landscapes 1.0
Wednesday September 23, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs September 24, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 3: Wisdom of the Landscapes 2.0
Wednesday September 30, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs September 31, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 4: Weaving and Empowerment
Wednesday October 7, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs October 8, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 5: History and Heritage
Wednesday October 14, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs October 15, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 6: Pacific Histories
Wednesday October 21, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs October 22, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 7: Indigeneity, Identity, and Empowerment
Wednesday October 28, 8:00 PM (PDT) / Thurs October 29, 11:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 8. Indigenous Rights and Heritage Laws
November 4, 2020, 6:00 PM (PDT) / November 5, 2020, 10:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 9. Preserving Textiles: Indigenous Knowledge and Methods
November 11, 2020, 6:00 PM (PST) / November 12, 2020, 10:00 AM (TWN)
Panel 10. Tying Ends Together: Translating Engagement and Empowerment
November 18, 2020, 6:00 PM (PST) / November 19, 2020, 10:00 AM (TWN)
While Wenner-Gren is proud to be providing a platform for this event, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.