[NEWS AND VIEWS]
« Blair speaks right now |
| Heard in the press centre - »
December 07, 2003
Further to Erin's entry
, there will also be representatives from the world's indigenous communities
at the summit.
One of them, David Laughing Horse Robinson
, is Chairman of the Kawaiisu Tribe
in Southern California and he recently ran for Governor in the California, USA recall election. During the week he will be talking about the use of modern technologies in reconciliation movements, political lobbying and public education on indigenous issues.
David Laughing Horse Robinson will speak today at 3pm, CICG, Room 3 on the topic of: Environment - Traditional territory management and the environmental impact of high technology. Laughing Horseâ€™s talk will feature images from his tribal territory and his Pictograph/Petroglyph translation research. He will also outline a Project Proposal to connect Indigenous peoples worldwide.
GFIPIS Delegate Laughing Horse (USA) will speak again Wed. Dec. 10, 11:20 am, CICG, room 3, Human Rights Workshop: Cyber-Activism. He is proposing a connectivity project (hardware and software) that overcomes the unique obstacles preventing Indigenous communities in the developing world from joining the Information Society. This digital divide is complicated by linguistic differences, education, remote environment and lack of infrastructure and leads to Human Rights and Intellectual Property violations. His talk will feature images from his tribal pictographs, websites he has published about the History of his tribe and the recent California Governor Recall Election and a CD he distributes to generate support to protect a Kawaiisu sacred area.