Date: June 26 to 30, 2012
Venue: Victor Oteyza Community Art Space, UP-Baguio, Juan Luna Hall, Govt of Baguio, University of Baguio, Benguet State University
The project is 5-day multi-event intended to answer the call for integration of the previous holding of Kapwa1 and Kapwa2 aligned with the principles of putting the Indigenous Peoples (Ips) on equal footing/same level with culture-bearing artists and the academicians.
The venue for the proposed activites will be in Baguio City which is also known for many cultural activities and is surrounded by a rich ancestral communities.
The design of this conference is to provide interaction among those who live their Indigenous Knowledge System and Practices (IKSPs) and those who study IKSPs with a sprinkling of culture-bearer artist who bridge the 2 groups. An exclusive symposium among the 25 existing SLTs which may be observed by the academicians will be held as well as indigenous films exhibitions, art exhibits, and youth workshop.
Expected participants will be coming the different indigenous Asian countries such as Thailand, Balinese of Indonesia, Mongolian, Ainu of Japan, as well as native American, Maoris of New Zealand, and Australian aboriginals.
There will also have a film showcase of of local indigenous film entitled Pow Wow and Ainu documentor Himeda Tadoyoshi and Okinawan Filmmaker Takamine Go will explain the indigenous inspirations of their films which the organizers believes that will motivate youth delegates to look deeper in the tribal wealth of their communities.
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