Emerging indigenous voices

safeguarding intangible heritage in Colombia and the reaffirmation of cultural rights

N. Rodríguez-Uribe, D. Rodríguez-Uribe

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Abstract

Indigenous cultural heritage protection in Colombia is supported by the human right to self-determination and the provisions of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (ILO 169). The recent ratification of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention, 2003 (CSICH) in 2008 has added to this legislative basis, most notably by highlighting that cultural heritage is not static, and its elements - while being protected - must be allowed to evolve in time. The Colombian legal approach is analyzed, first by discussing the shift from the historical focus on tangible hentage to the fluid nature of intangible heritage: and then by considering how this shift holistically acknowledges and protects cultural rights and multicultural identities. The listmg of the "'Traditional Knowledge of the Jaguar Shamans of Yurupari" is used as a case study ofthe appropriation of the CSICH and its implementation instruments by the Indigenous communities of the Great Vaupes Reservation in the Colombian eastern Amazon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeritage 2012
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development
EditorsRogério Amoêda, Sérgio Lira, Cristina Pinheiro
Place of PublicationBarcelos, Portugal
PublisherGreen Lines Institute
Pages1469-1479
Number of pages11
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789899567184
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (3rd : 2012) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jun 201222 Jun 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (3rd : 2012)
CityPorto, Portugal
Period19/06/1222/06/12

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Rodríguez-Uribe, N., & Rodríguez-Uribe, D. (2012). Emerging indigenous voices: safeguarding intangible heritage in Colombia and the reaffirmation of cultural rights. In R. Amoêda, S. Lira, & C. Pinheiro (Eds.), Heritage 2012: proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (Vol. 2, pp. 1469-1479). Barcelos, Portugal: Green Lines Institute.