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8th International Conference and Gathering of Elders
Jan 28-Feb 1, 2024

Shiksha Valley School, Dibrugarh, Assam
RIWATCH, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh

International Center for Cultural Studies, pursuant to its objective to create a global network of leaders who share the vision of universal well-being, as well as to cultivate strong bonds among native communities of Africa, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America and Asia, is excited to announce the 8th Triennial International Conference and Gathering of Elders.


The United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples held on 23-24th September 2014, focused on good practices for realization of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and ways to consult and cooperate in good faith with them. Almost after about 9-10 years, meetings are still being held on how to achieve these objectives. The UN is still at the stage of discussing criteria for determining the eligibility of Indigenous Peoples' representatives. The structured system of UN and member states in such forums does not allow to capture the essence of multi-layered economic, social, cultural, political and spiritual challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples.


The 8th conference and gathering of elders from across the globe will deliberate on commonality among indigenous cultures that put Mother Earth in the center of their economic, social, cultural, political and spiritual lives. The expected outcome is how to work together to overcome the challenges of engaging with various International and Regional governmental and non-governmental forums and continue to pursue support for economic, social and cultural development within our global communities.

The deligates are expected to arrive at Dibrugarh Airport, Assam, India by evening of January 27th. The Conference will be inaugurated on January 28th morning. The last day of the conference is February 1, 2024. The delegates are expected to depart on February 2, 2024.

We look forward to seeing you January 27th. In the meantime please pre-register for the conference. We will get back to you with more details on your participation and tools you will need to attend the conference.








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