International Scientific Symposium

Indigenous Indian cultures as a reminder of environmental

 protection and heritage conservation in contemporary society


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

9.00 - 18.00

Slovene Ethnographic Museum

 Metelkova 2, Ljubljana


  On the occasion of the exhibition

 ORINOCO, Indians of the Amazon Rainforest


Symposium Programme



9.00 - 10.00
A walk through the exhibition Orinoco with speakers and participants, guided by Dr. Inge Schjellerup, Denmark


10.15 - 11.00
Myths of the Amazon Indians, Dr. Inge Rigmor Schjellerup, Denmark

11.00 - 11.45

Whose land is it? The ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, Dr. M. Mojca Terčelj, Slovenia

11.45 - 12.30

The Greening of the Red Man. “Indians,” Native Americans, and Nature, Dr. Christian F. Feest, Austria


12.30 - 13.15
Discussion, Moderators: Dr. M. Mojca Terčelj in Dr. Marko Frelih


14.00 - 14.45
(Im)balance between nature and culture: the example of the Maya, Dr. Ivan Šprajc, Slovenia


14.45 - 15.30
Tropical forest – scene of the crime? Is it possible to live in the forest and live on it without destroying it?, Dr. Niko Torelli, Slovenia

15.45 - 16.30

What is the Message of the International Year of Forests?, Iztok Geister, Slovenia


16.30 - 17.00
Interpretations of the exhibition ORINOCO: Stories of Wood Presentation of the student project ,Academy of Design, Mag. Jasna Kralj Pavlovec and Dr. Jasna Horvatin, Slovenia


17.00 - 18.00

Moderator of the programme: Nina Zdravič Polič, SEM.

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