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East Asian Studies Center Colloquium: Awi Mona

It has been a huge debate on the protection of indigenous rights in the context of legal reform. One of the focal point lies at how and to what extent the State’s legal system and social transformation construct indigenous cultural development and needs. On August 1, 2016 Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen delivered the National Apology to Indigenous Peoples, which laid out a comprehensive scheme to restore the historical and transitional justice for indigenous rights. Briefly speaking, my talk concentrates on the deliberation of law and legal pluralism amongst indigenous diversity. By way of empirical research on indigenous cases, my talk purports to demonstrate the legal web of State’s legal systems and local indigenous communities. Also, to explore how and to what extent the indigenous customary laws have been incorporated and implemented through State’s legal system. To conclude, the theoretical emphasis on distinctive ontology framing distinctive bodies and processes of indigenous jurisprudence, together with the possibility of collaboration and translation between indigenous knowledge and academic disciplines, purports to the creation of spaces for postcolonial indigenous legal consciousness, ongoing dialogues and relationship-building of self-determination and indigenous justice paradigms.

This event is made possible with funding from the Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office and Themester.

Friday October 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday October 13, 2017 01:15 PM
Global and International Studies Building, Room 2067
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