Creation of the Department of Indigenous Peoples (DEPO)
The National Council for Culture and Arts (CNCA), after leading Prior Consultation with indigenous peoples for the creation of the new cultural Institutionality, it created, on its current internal structure, the Department of Indigenous Peoples (DEPO). Which it aims to ensure the implementation of cultural policies that enshrine rights that protect and promote the cultural heritage, artistic and cultural expressions of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities.
This measure is linked to the Articles 1(a), 1(d), 1(f), 2(a) y 2(f) of the 2005 Convention.
The Department has the following functions:
a) Ensure research, dissemination and knowledge, as well as rescue the memory of indigenous peoples, with a focus on respect for their rights.
b) Coordinate with the departments of the CNCA and other public institutions, actions aimed at promotion, dissemination and promotion of Cultures, Arts and Cultural Heritage Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, incorporating the approach of consecration of rights that promote and protect.
c) To exercise such interministerial counterpart, especially in the Coordination Unit for Indigenous Affairs (UCAI), the National Indigenous Development Corporation (CONADI), under the Ministry of Social Development, the Department of Libraries and Museums (DIBAM), the Council for National Monuments and other public and private organizations.
d) Design and implement actions aimed at the promotion and protection of the languages of indigenous peoples.
e) To promote the institutional offer aimed at promoting cultural and artistic expressions of indigenous peoples in different regions and territories.
f) To advise, investigate and practice as a valid interlocutor in matters of cultural heritage and indigenous memory.
g) To coordinate the implementation of policies, plans and programs at national and regional level, on the development of Cultures, Arts, Cultural Heritage and indigenous and Afro-American memory in association with representatives of Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendants of fifteen regions of the country.
h) To coordinate, implement and track the process of consultation with Indigenous Peoples, where appropriate.
i) To generate and implement a training agenda focused on promoting Intercultural Focus on the work done by the Council.
j) Ensure the implementation and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants in policies, plans, programs and investments made by the service, following up and proposing courses of action for implementation.
k) To coordinate with the regional directorates of the Council on matters of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.
The National Council for Culture and Arts (CNCA), through the Department of Indigenous Peoples, implemented starting this year (2016) a programme to contribute to the revitalization and promotion of artistic and cultural expressions of indigenous peoples present in the country and the Afro-descendant community in Metro Manila, from a territorial approach. As a result, today indigenous organizations throughout the country and the African descendants of Arica and Parinacota, may participate in the definition of plans for territorial revitalization of the arts and cultures of indigenous peoples, through dialogues will soon convene the CNCA.
From the Regional Offices of Culture the information will be delivered mainly through the table of representatives of indigenous peoples formed in each region.
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