National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Zuzanka Kutena
Student of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney

Indigenous Peoples' and Global Change: Re-Framing the dialogue

This presentation situates Indigenous Peoples within the United Nation's reform agenda, and the processes of Globalisation.

It seeks to provide an overview of the international arena, and explain the links between the main themes and activity. An insight into the divergence of voices and responses to the indigenous peoples' agenda, set the conditions for a further examination of Government processes of diminishment.

Zuzanka Kutena is a Doctoral student of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney - Hawkesbury. Her presentation is an introductory precis of current research and more than a decades work as an international consultant to Indigenous Peoples' directly involved in the United Nations. Returning to Australia in 1993, and at the invitation of Aboriginal peoples', a number of years have been spent living and learning within their communities. Her studies are directed towards engendering an amplified appreciation of the cultural values, and the integrity contained within the international indigenous peoples' agenda, and its relevance for humanity as a whole.

Presentation Type
30 min paper

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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