Follow ICOMOS Canada's Webinar Discussions on Indigenous World Heritage
Between November 2020 and March 2021, ICOMOS Canada will serve as the Secretariat for the ICOMOS Working Group on Indigenous heritage. As the Secretariat, ICOMOS Canada will convene stakeholders internationally to explore guiding principles and prepare a Terms of Reference that will guide the ICOMOS working group on Indigenous heritage for the years to come.
ICOMOS Canada will organise webinar discussions in support of the work of the Indigenous Heritage Working Group. The first discussion will take place on 26 November 2020, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST, on the theme: Place, Nature, Culture, and Environment
Click here to register (spaces limited)
The work of the Indigenous Heritage Working Group is a critical aspect of ICOMOS' ability to meet its mandate of providing guidance on the conservation of cultural heritage and on supporting the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Following the unanimous approval by the ICOMOS General Assembly in Delhi of a resolution on Indigenous heritage, an Ad Hoc Committee of members from various national and international scientific committees initiated the steps leading to the creation of an ICOMOS Working Group on Indigenous heritage.
Besides its role as Secretariat of this Working Group, ICOMOS Canada is also proud to partner with the Indigenous Heritage Circle (IHC) to further preservation efforts of Indigenous heritage in Canada and globally. The IHC is providing their guidance and expertise in the Steering Committee of the project. The IHC is an Indigenous-designed and Indigenous-led organization founded in 2016. We are dedicated to the advancement of cultural heritage priorities that are of importance to Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Peoples in Canada. Working with partners from across the country, we have developed the following definition of Indigenous heritage:
While the initial work focuses on Indigenous heritage and World Heritage, the need to understand and provide guidance on Indigenous cultural heritage is much broader and as such requires strong partnerships with other organizations and the support of numerous institutions. In particular, ICOMOS's working group aims to become a platform for leaders of Indigenous communities to shape the definition of good practice and solid theory in conserving cultural heritage of significance to Indigenous communities around the world.
Indigenous Peoples and World Heritage - Webinar Discussions in support of the work of the ICOMOS Indigenous Heritage Working Group
The purpose of these webinar discussions is to invite Indigenous leaders and practitioners in the field of Indigenous heritage to provide feedback, reflections, ideas, and critiques of each theme to support the development of Guiding Principles and of Terms of Reference for the Working Group.
November 26th, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST: Place, Nature, Culture, and Environment
To register (spaces limited): https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIod-GqpzwqHNR7GRoqz205G54t5eTRR71S
Upcoming discussions themes:
December 15th, 2020, 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST: Property & Co-Management in collaboration with US/ICOMOS (Registration fom to come)
January 19th, 2020, 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST: Authenticity & Outstanding Universal Value (Registration fom to come)
Questions will be distributed to registrants two days in advance of each webinar.
Photo : Enfants Anishinaabe children on the Poplar river, Canada, 2015 © De Vries, Gregory W.