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University of Belize and Institute for Social and Cultural Research to host 1st ever Indigenous People’s Resistance Day Forum

Posted: Friday, October 6, 2023. 9:42 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The University of Belize (UB) and the Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) is gearing up to host the first Indigenous People’s Resistance Day Forum.

The forum will be held at UBs conference center on October 12, 2023.

The forum is being held as Belize observes Indigenous People’s Resistance Day under the theme, “𝑨𝒅𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒖𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏”.

Discussions will be led by indigenous organizations in Belize aiming to highlight the ongoing efforts to safeguard language and culture within their communities.

Presentations will be held in English, Yucatec, Mopan, Q’eqchi, and Garifuna! 

The forum begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by a cultural fair on the UB Belmopan Campus.

This Forum is being made possible through the collaboration by the University of Belize’s Intercultural Indigenous Language Institute and its Regional Language Center, the National Institute of Culture and History via its Institute for Social and Cultural Research, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology.

 

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