September 23-24-25:International Colloquium: Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The International Colloquium ‘Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ is being held on 24-25 September at Leiden University.

We have activities already the day before on the 23rd with two documentary films being presented.

The colloquium is organized by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at Leiden University (archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, law and heritage studies), and realized with the support of the Faculty of Archaeology, the profile area 'Global Interactions', and the research program ‘Time in Intercultural Context’, financed by the European Research Council.

The idea is to exchange experiences and research results, focusing on the implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) and the ILO Convention 169 (1989) for academic research, and on ways of implementing the principles formulated in these documents. However, we are addressing wide ranging issues, most of which relate to land rights, including environmental conflicts, the historical and current impact of colonialism, and the extraction of resources by national and international agencies.

Documentary session

Wednesday 23rd Sept. 16:00 (Van Steenis)

  • Ñawpaqpas kunanpas allpanchis, kawsayninchis. Our Land - Our Life: Then and Now
    Filmmaker: Margarita Huayhua, Quechua (English subtitles).

  • From the Horse's Mouth: perceptions of development from Papua New Guinea
    Filmmaker: Dr. Emma Gilberthorpe, Papua New Guinea, Mining exploitation.

International Colloquium

Thursday 24th Sept.      14:00-18:00 (Van Steenis)

Friday  25th Sept.          9:30-17:00 (PLEXUS)


  • Margarita Huayhua, Quechua, Peru

  • Emma Gilberthorpe, UEA

  • Bronyaslava Cain, Papua New Guinea

  • Malcom Ferdinand, Guadeloupe and Martinique

  • Enrique N. Okenve, Jamaica

  • Leticia Aparicio Soriano, Mexico

  • Luisa Marcela Najarro Rivera, Perú

  • Mayo Buenafe, The Philippines

  • Ekoningtyas Margu Wardani, Indonesia

  • Juniator Tulius, Singapore

  • Ebun Abolarin, Nigeria


Fanny Wonu Veys, Ian Lilley, Jan Abbink, Gerard Persoon, Joseph Powderly and Anna Meijknecht


Prof. Dr. Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen and Prof. Dr. Gerard Persoon

Organizing comitee:

Mrs. Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez, Dr. Sada Mire, Dr. Manuel May, Dr. Shu Li Wang, Dr. Amy Strecker

Last Modified: 17-09-2015