Accepted paper:

Modelled and modelling indigenes: on Asian-Pacific patterns of facing the fourth world

Author:

Shih-Chung Hsieh (University of Oregon)

Paper short abstract:

I describe situation of the Fourth World movement in Asian-Pacific region and discuss four strategic patterns. Modelled and modelling processes for indigenes in Asian-Pacific region are crucial. They do it for indicating active goal and creating advantages when negotiating with the Nation-State.

Paper long abstract:

In this paper I would like to describe general situation of the Fourth World movement in Asian-Pacific region and discuss four patterns of indigenous strategic ways. The first pattern is to model certain indigenous peoples to be a goal for future efforts. The second is to create intensive unofficial interaction for exaggerating one's position. The third is to skip potential majority partners but grasp all minority groups for re-claiming significant action of the Fourth World. The fourth is that some indigenous groups only look at things via domestic viewpoint which means they never think about transnational or international possibilities for strengthening themselves. The last pattern should not be considered as part of the Fourth World although theoretically speaking it refers to all indigenous union in global network. The basic point of my research is that without ethnic movement without intention to look out of the domestic area. The more one searches international friends the stronger convince among the people to continue one's social movement. And the modelled indigenous people may need to perform dramatically in public situation when encountering the other indigenous parties. Modelled and modelling processes for some groups in Asian-Pacific region are crucial. They do it for indicating one's own active aim and creating advantageous condition when negotiating with the Nation-State. So far only one side from Asian-Pacific part to look for modelled people in international arena and very rare for the Western countries are on the initiative to invite the Asian groups for joining activities.

panel WIM-GF06
The formulation of regional fourth world movement: on transnational contexts among the indigenous peoples in Asia-Pacific area