Dialogue on land rights and biocultural heritages of indigenous people on 28 May 2018

Siemenpuu Foundation will organize on 28 May a dialogue on land rights and biocultural heritages of indigenous people in Helsinki. The speakers are Executive Director Nonette Royo from the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility, Chair of the Board Tapani Oksanen from the Rights and Resources Group, Council Member Aili Pyhälä from the ICCA Consortium and Board Member Tikli Loivaranta from the Siemenpuu Foundation. Commentators include Associate Professor Hanna Guttorm from the Sami University of Applied Sciences, Assistant Professor Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen from the University of Helsinki, and Senior Forest Adviser Vesa Kaarakka from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

The aim of the dialogue is to bring together people working on the recognition, respect and protection of the biocultural and land rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities with different roles and networks to share ideas and experiences. It is envisaged that the dialogue will promote information sharing about the powerful approach and urgent need in the realm of land rights.

The event will be organized on Monday 28 May 2018 at 1-3 pm at the Kaisa-room (7062), Helsinki University Library, Fabianinkatu 30

The discussions will be held in English and the event is open for all. Welcome!

More information on the dialogue event, biocultural rights and the organizations involved at Siemenpuu's website and at Facebook event page