There are many challenges in addressing Indigenous Heritage. Our first discussion, Place, Nature, Culture, and Environment, intends to focus on the challenges related to the separation of natural and cultural heritage. As Stefan Disko suggests “some of the strongest criticism over the years of the concept of heritage embodied… has come from indigenous peoples and has related to its separation of natural and cultural heritage and its focus on tangible aspects at the expense of intangible aspects.”
Given the importance of continuing relationship to land in expressing indigenous heritage, identity and cultural survival, separation of heritage into two exclusive categories, natural and cultural, is perhaps the most significant issue preventing better representation of indigenous heritage on the World Heritage List.
We invite you to join the conversation by watching the four interventions below and completing the survey.