A Right to Maintain Traditionally-developed Norms and Indigenous Peoples: What difference does it make in an ICT-driven globalized world?

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Indigenous peoples and their connection to nature and natural
environment, and traditionally developed practices provide them with physical,
mental and spiritual sustenance. However, as societies transform rapidly due to
the influence of ICT-based developments, and endorse new norms within its
functioning, often there is a fear of threats amongst the traditional
communities, such as the indigenous peoples, that such developments may
adversely affect indigenous culture and cultural sustenance. Against this
background, this paper explores how traditional cultural norms form a part
within human rights framework, and thereby are subject to be included within
its framework in relation to the maintenance of culture and cultural rights
pertinent to indigenous peoples’ way of life. The paper asks, whether the
integration of modern and technologically advanced norms with the so-called
“traditional” ones pose a threat to the traditional identities of indigenous
peoples? The paper looks for an answer to this question by examining the
developments perceived by virtue of the flow of information and
communication technology (ICT) that may have an effect on traditional values
held by indigenous peoples.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage - AKECH
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)103-111
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventThe 2nd Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage : AKECH - Constanța, Romania
Duration: 20 Jun 201923 Nov 2019