Mukdahan Cultural Rights Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Mukdahan Stakeholder Engagement
October 27, 2011
9.00 AM – 3.30 PM
Ban Phu Community Learning Center
Wat Srinantharam, Ban Phu Village, Nong Sung District, Mukdahan Province


Thailand’s Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
Dr. Sirijit Sunanta
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University

Mukdahan Cultural Diversity and the Importance of Cultural Rights
Mr. Thanitsak Oonta
Head of Mukdahan Cultural Office

Lao Script Revitalization : Language, Identity, and Cultural Rights
Mr. Weerapong Meestan
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University

Phu Tai Cultural Rights and the Revitalization of the Phu Tai Traditional Healing
Ms. Thanyalux Chaiyasook Mollerup and Ms. Priyawan Kanwittayee
Khao Wong Hospital, Khao Wong District, Kalasin Province

Phu Tai Language Revitalization
Ms. Pitchaya Utto
Ban Kud Tor Kaen School, Khao Wong District, Kalasin Province

So Cultural Revitalization : An Experience from Nakhon Phanom
Mr. Khamta Rajmani
Nakhon Phanom Province

In cooperation with Mukdahan Cultural Office, Dr. Sirijit Sunanta organized the stakeholder engagement meeting as a follow up to her project “Decentering Hegemony? : Diversity and Local Cultures in Thailand” carried out in 2010-1011. The meeting invited participants to think about rights to maintain their cultures as well as rights to recognition, to feel good about their ethnic identities. The meeting aimed to engage the representatives of ethnic groups in Mukdahan who have participated in the 3 provincial Cultural Office initiative to promote Mukdahan cultural diversity. It was an opportunity for ethnic groups in Mukdahan and neighboring provinces to learn about each other’s projects and activities and to form a coalition/network.

Comments are closed.