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Thai Indigenous Peoples Day 2010 Program

Public Seminar and Advocacy for Thai Indigenous Peoples Day 2010

“Discourse, Identity and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Thailand”

7-9 August 2010

Main Convention Hall, Chiang Mai University

 

Date/Time

Activity

6 August (>P.M.)

Arrival of participants and check in to accommodation

7 August

Seminar day I, Main Moderator: Ms.Wilailak Yeubau and Mr.Supot Licha

08.15 – 09.00

Registration of participants

09.00 – 09.30

Ø Welcoming remark

By Chiang Mai University (CMU) representative

Ø Opening remark

By Mr. Jorni Odochao, Chairman of Organizing Committee

Ø Cultural performance (using traditional drum “Klow”)

By Mr. Suwichan Pattanapraiwan and his team

09.30 – 10.45

Internal perspectives on ‘Self-recognition, promotion of mother tongue and respect of Indigenous Peoples’ rights in Thailand”

Panel discussion:

- IP representative from the South

- IP representative from the North Eastern

- IP representative from the East

- IP representative from the Central

- IP representative from the North

Facilitated by: Dr. Prasert Trakarnsuphakon, Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples Fundation (IKAP)

10.45 – 11.00

Break

11.15 – 12.30

Experiences and views of organisations working on issue of indigenous mother tongue and culture: “Mother tongue and its maintenance of indigenous peoples’ identity and cultural transmission in Thailand”

Panel discussion:

Ø Representative from IMPECT

Ø Prof. Dr. Suwilai Premsrirat, Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University

Ø Academic representative working on indigenous mother tongue at international level

Facilitated by Dr. Kwanchewan Buadaeng, Faculty of Social Science, CMU

12.30 13.15

Lunch break

13.15 – 13.30

Cultural performance or watching documentary relating to Ips

Led by: Suwichan Pattanapraiwan and his team

13.30 – 14.30

Perspectives from organizations working on policy that promotes indigenous peoples’ identity, culture and language’s rights in Thailand

Panel discussion:

Ø Representative from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

Ø Representative of Ministry of Culture.

Ø Representative from the Royal Institute

Facilitated by: Dr. Prasit Leeprecha, Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD), CMU

14.30 – 14.45

Watching documentary “Mlabri…I’m a Human Being

14.45 – 15.00

Explanation of small group discussions and process

by Mr.Boonyong Chotichaiphiboon, IMPECT

15.00 – 16.30.

(Coffee break included)

Small group discussions on interested issues

Ø Mother tongue in international perspective and policy development for indigenous languages

Ø Mother tongue and alternative education system for Indigenous Peoples

Ø Role of the youth in cultural and mother tongue transmission

Ø Indigenous women as a mother and maintenance of mother tongue, identity and traditional lifestyle

Ø Mother tongue: way to sustain traditional knowledge in maintaining agricultural system, natural resource management and food security

Ø Importance of identity and rights to self-determination (continuation from a documentary “Mlabri..I’m a Human Being”

16.30 – 17.30

Presentation of small group discussions and plenary discussion

Feedback and comments by experts on IP development and human rights promotion

Facilitated by: Ms. Seewigaa  Kittiyoungkun, Bahn Ruam Jai Project

17.30 18.00

Free time/rest

18.00 – 19.00

Dinner

19.00 – 21.00

Relative-like discussion and cultural exchange activities (informal)

8 August 2010

Seminar Day II, Main Moderators: Ms.Anchalee Phonkliang and Mr.Waiying Thong Bue

08.00 – 08.45

Breakfast

08.45 – 09.00

Cultural performance or watching documentary relating to IPs

09.00 –09.15 น.

Summary of day I discussion (Presented by seminar’s secretariat rep.)

09.15 –10.45 น.

Perspectives from organizations working with ethnic groups and indigenous peoples in Thailand on promotion the rights of indigenous peoples in political participation and endogenous development

Panel discussion:

Ø Mr. Phairoj Phonphet, Chairperson, National NGO-COD.

Ø Ms. Tuenjai Deetes, Member of Thai Reform Assembly

Ø Associated Prof. Dr. Nongyao Naowarat, Faculty of Education, CMU

Ø Ms.Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Faciliated by: Mr.Sumitchai Hattasarn, HPT

10.45 –11.00

Coffee break

11.00 –11.15

Explanation of small group discussions and process

By Mr.Santiphong Moonfong, Center for Children and Communities Development Network

11.15–12.30 น.

Small group discussions according to interested topics

Ø Development of Ethnic and Indigenous Peoples’ Council (Concept, mechanism and procedure)

Ø Political development for indigenous peoples and their involvement in national political reform

Ø Development of indigenous youth network and their participation in indigenous peoples movement

Ø Indigenous women and their participation in local politic

Ø Development of self-reliance network on indigenous peoples’ health

Ø UNDRIP (lessons learnt from aboard and from principles to policy and action in Thailand)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 13.45

Cultural performance and/or watching documentary relating to IPs

13.45 – 15.00

Presentations of small group discussion

Plenary discussion

Feedback and comments by experts on IP development and human rights promotion By

Ø Mr. Phairoj Phonphet, Union for Civil Liberty.

Ø Dr.Ken Kamp, NIPT advisor

Ø Dr. Chayant Wattanaphuti, CMU

Facilitated by Wiwat Tamee, HPT

15.00 – 15.15

Lunch break

15.15 – 16.00

Drafting proposals and statements of NIPT

Facilitated by: Mr.Sakda Saenmi, NIPT Coordinator

16.00 – 16.30

Summary of 2-day discussion

By: Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri, IPF

16.30 – 17.00

Closing remark

By: Dr. Chayant Wattanaphuti, Director of CESD, CMU

16.30 18.00

Free time/rest

18.00 – 19.00

Dinner

19.00 – 21.00

Relative-like discussion and cultural exchange activities (informal)

9 August 2010

Public Campaign and IP Day Celebration

Main Moderators: Mr.Wichai Chanta and Ms.Sawitri (Ning)

09.00 – 09.30 น.

Cultural performance or watching documentary relating to Ips

By Mr. Suwichan Pattanapraiwan and his team

09.30 – 10.45 น.

Public campaign on “Identity and Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Answer for Communities in Kalaya Niwattana District, Chiang Mai Province” and declaration and presentation of IP statement

Facilitated by Mr. Suwichan Pattanapraiwan and team

10.45 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 น.

Participation in Celebration of IP Day

Facilitated by Ms. Nittaya Ia-karn-na and team

12.30 – 13.30 น.

Lunch break (traditional foods)

13.30 – 16.00 น.

Watching documentary (‘Whale Rider’) and discussion

evening

Departure of participants