Second Indigenous Inter-Congress November 8 - 12, 2005
Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa/New
The uses and abuses of archaeology for Indigenous
Nau mai haere mai ki nga huihuinga tangata o te ao.
(Welcome to this gathering of the people of the world!)
Online registration is now available
Call for presentations of papers and workshops
Session and Abstracts titles
This interconference provides a forum for examining a range of issues
concerned with indigenous peoples and their past. WAC is based on,
and campaigns for, the need to recognize the historical and social
role and the political context of archaeological inquiry and the
need to make archaeological studies relevant to the wider community.
WAC's First Code of Ethics acknowledges the obligations
of professionals in archaeology and heritage management to indigenous
peoples. This involves the recognition of the importance of indigenous
cultural heritage (sites, places, objects, artifacts, human remains
etc) to indigenous people and also, that this heritage rightfully
belongs to them as their cultural property.