International Indigenous Forum 2008

11/19/2008 7:00 am
11/20/2008 5:00 pm
Etc/GMT-7

November 19th & 20th, 2008
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Vancouver, BC

Hosted by The Pacific Business & Law Institute

World Class Speakers From Around the Globe Unite on November 19th and 20th in Vancouver, BC, Canada to Discuss the Current Key Issues Impacting our World's Indigenous Peoples

What does Indigenous culture and tradition mean in the midst of rapid globalization? What roles do traditional values and practices play in modern Indigenous life? What potential do they have to influence issues on the national and global agendas?

Together the speakers and delegates will examine current initiatives that are working to promote Indigenous culture and traditions. Models from around the world, rooted in tradition, education and legislation will be examined with a view to understanding how they have affected and transformed Indigenous culture and identity, as well as the lives of Indigenous peoples in their home communities and on a global scale.

The forum will also explore economic development and transformation models that are rooted in Indigenous culture and identity. We will discuss the lessons that have been learned and the applicability of these models in other countries and contexts.

This interactive event is designed to examine the powerful role of culture and identity as it impacts all aspects of Indigenous life and development. The topics and speakers have been carefully selected to ensure a rich cross-pollination of contemporary stories, unique models and valuable lessons.