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2 December 2011
1pm - 4pm
Venue: Room 201, Arts 1 Building
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research workshop with David Hernández Palmar, Wayuu language activist and media producer (Venezuela), and Dr Leonie Pihama, Moana Jackson, Robert Pouwhare, Phoebe Fletcher and Mayra Gomez.
Participatory democracy has swept Abya Yala as social movements, often led by Indigenous organisations, have demanded that constituent assemblies create new, more inclusive constitutions and implement new laws that reverse decades of dictatorship-era legislation and centuries of colonial rule. The role of media in this process has been pivotal, introducing innovative ways of communicating locally, nationally, regionally and globally. David Hernández Palmar has been engaged in communicating with Indigenous networks across America (Latin America, the US and Canada) and will introduce some of his work to discuss ways in which Indigenous communities not only participate in but lead and redefine the contours of this process in Venezuela, and other locations. What can Indigenous people in Aotearoa contribute to, and learn from this dialogue?
David Hernández Palmar is a photographer, videographer, curator and writer of the Iipuana clan, Wayuu nation, Maracaibo, Venezuela. He co-directed the documentary Owners of the Water, (2008) with the Xavante people of Central Brazil.
Funded by Te Whare Kura: A Thematic Research Initiative into Indigenous Knowledges, Peoples and Identities, The University of Auckland. Supported by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, NZ’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, and the NZ Centre for Latin American Studies,The University of Auckland. Organised and hosted by Dr Kathryn Lehman (NZCLAS), Dr Sue Abel (Māori Studies/Film & Media) and Dr Joe TeRito (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga).
Numbers are limited to 50 so please register your interest by emailing Sue Abel at email@example.com