[NA-Discuss] Geographic Regions Statement

Gareth Shearman shearman at victoria.tc.ca
Fri Jan 28 08:03:12 UTC 2011

I have no problem whatsoever in supporting Avri's suggestion.


On 2011-01-27, at 10:58 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:

> On 28 January 2011 00:08, Avri Doria <avri at ella.com> wrote:
>> But I do want to bring up the issue of indigenous populations whatever the
>> region.  I have been working with indigenous population in Europe, the Sámi,
>> for years.  They are not represented in Euralo any more than the populations
>> that Eric is referring to are represented in Naralo, though there may be
>> individual members of those populations participating
> Understood and agreed. As but one small example of the ICANN-relevance of
> this: during the At-Large Summit, Karaitiana Taiuru -- a Māori ALS
> representative -- helped ensure our working group's understanding,
> understanding, and inclusion of traditional wisdom as an alternative
> approach to western concepts of intellectual property.
> Just as the Island populations are looking for a cross-regional way to get
>> representation, is there any value, or interest, in looking at ways to
>> obtain cross-regional representation for Indigenous populations.  If there
>> is interest in this within the RALO, would this be worth adding to the
>> statement?  Something like:
>> Naralo also supports investigating way to increase the participation of
>> Indigenous populations, especially those whose cultural territory cuts
>> across regional boundaries.
> I am certainly acceptable to adding this to our regional statement. Are
> there any objections to this?
> - Evan
> PS: Many thanks are due to Avri for turning down the heat level on this
> debate.
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