Regional trans-national indigenous movement in Asia-Pacific area is target. Indigenes endeavor to contact other "brothers". We discuss transnational movement initiated by indigenous peoples and create theoretical interpretation on Asia-Pacific mode of indigenous action.
The Fourth World movement is a special pattern of indigenous movements. Its feature is that several indigenous groups in different modern nation-states develop a sort of unification strategy and make voices represented broader common way of thinking on relationships between the indigenes and the whole world. It has transnational goals and the formulation of forming such a movement is basically not the same as typical native movement organized and actioned by domestic indigenous group within a unique state. In this panel we wish to discuss the mode of formulating a regionalized trans-national indigenous movement appeared in Asia-Pacific area. In our main point various indigenous peoples in mainland and insular Asia and Pacific islands beyond political, cultural and linguistic boundaries have made efforts to communicate other indigenous brothers out there. The circle of Asia and Pacific island states is a delimiter for their eyes in establishing cooperated community. We expect to collect a number of cases of transnational ethnic movement initiated by the indigenous peoples such as Ainu in Japan, Taiwan indigenous peoples, hill tribes in Thailand, Malay aborigines, non-majority Filipino groups, Austronesian entities in Oceania and so on, then devote into creating theoretical interpretation on Asia-Pacific mode of indigenes' alive activity of claiming autonomy in inter-connected political-cultural context.