1st. Indigenous Knowledges workshop
Dialog surrounding Indigenous Knowledges within the Pacific Rim:
Living Cultures and World Heritage
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), under the leadership of the Tecnológico Monterrey and the University of Melbourne, will host Workshop 1, during which APRU institutions from the Pacific Rim will meet in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, to share best practices, common issues topics and future collaborations. This workshop will be a space for presenting, learning about and creating common initiatives to promote indigenous heritage within the Pacific Rim.
About the APRU Indigenous Knowledge Group
Led by the University of Melbourne, the Tecnológico de Monterrey and APRU, the Indigenous Knowledge Working Group aims to bring together the work of APRU members through multilateral collaboration with the goal of sharing knowledge, driving engagement among researchers, and enhancing teaching programs in indigenous and First Nations studies.
Many APRU members have world-leading departments and programs in the areas of Indigenous, First Nations, Māori, Pacific, or Native American Studies. While institutions conduct outstanding research in these fields, the deeply contextual nature of most Indigenous Studies has meant that there has been an insufficient focus on how universities can practice and promote comparative research and teaching in this area.
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 61 leading research universities from 19 Pacific Rim economies. Formed in 1997, APRU fosters collaboration between member universities, researchers, and policymakers in order to contribute to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement of the Pacific Rim. Its headquarters, the APRU International University Centre, is located at the Cyberport in Hong Kong.
For further information, please visit: https://apru.org/
Rich in its culture, traditions, cuisine, weather, flora and fauna, Mexico is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. Within its territory, there are 68 indigenous groups, representing 15.1% of the total indigenous population. Mexico is not only a place with a unique historical background, but it is also home to many living cultures.
A multicultural city and part of Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos program, it is located in the state of Chiapas, where the worldview of indigenous communities (some of whom are descended from the Mayans) coexists with the international vision of visitors and residents from around the world.
For further information, please visit: https://www.visitmexico.com/en/chiapas/san-cristobal-de-las-casas
Lacandona is a name that originates from the Mayans from the Yucatan Peninsula who settled along the shores of Lake Miramar and built the Lacantun ceremonial center. The Lacandona jungle is located within the Usumacinta river basin, skirting the international border with Guatemala. It houses Federal Protected Natural Areas (the Bonampak and Yaxchilán natural monuments; the Chan-Kin, Metzabok and Nahá wildlife sanctuaries; and the Montes Azules and Lacan-Tún biosphere reserves).
The Lacandona jungle is an ecosystem that oxygenates the planet and a jewel of mega diversity of flora and fauna. Unfortunately, human intervention has brought it to the brink of collapse, hence the importance of reflecting and raising awareness about the importance of collaborating with indigenous populations to rescue damaged areas.
Nowadays, the people of Lacandona live in the state of Chiapas and inhabit the Lacandona jungle. They are divided into two groups: those from the north live mainly in the towns of Nahá and Metzaboc, while those from the south are located in the town of Lacan ha Chan Sayab. Within the jungle, the camps are operated by the Lacandon people, of whom less than 1,000 still exist today.
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The Tec de Monterrey created the International Center for Social Innovation (CIIS) and the Center for the Recognition of Human Dignity (CRDH).
The aim of the CIIS is to contribute to driving leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in order to help humans flourish. It achieves this through a multidisciplinary team that is tasked with co-designing learning and research projects to identify solutions to major social problems in Mexico and around the world.
The aim of the CRDH is to foster the recognition of human dignity in order to become a safer, more equal, diverse and inclusive Institution, thereby promoting human flourishing.
For further information, please visit: https://tec.mx/en/human-dignity
Hotel San Cristobal de las Casas
Sombra del Agua, Hotel San Cristóbal
Located in the center of the city, it is one of the most emblematic hotels and offers a unique experience. It is an historical monument that dates back to 1907 and has been restored with modern and elegant facilities.
Cost per night: USD $83 (breakfast and tips included).
In July, we will provide instructions for reservations.
For further information, please visit: http://www.sombradelagua.com.mx/
Questions please write to Ms. Laura Arevalo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The event will take place in San Cristóbal de la Casas, Mexico, from November 1 to November 5.
Participants should fly into Angel Albino Corzo International Airport (TGZ) in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.
Participants who WILL NOT be taking part in the optional program in Lacandona should depart from Angel Albino Corzo International Airport (TGZ) in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.
Participants who WILL be taking part in the optional program at Lacandona should depart from the Carlos Rovirosa Perez International Airport (VSA) in Villahermosa, Tabasco.
The optional program takes place from November 5-8/
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