Seminar on the Issue of Sacred Site Legitimization in Kyrgyzstan, 2009

Aigine Research Center organized a seminar on the issues of sacred site legitimization in Kyrgyzstan

Date: August 11, 2009
Place: Aigine Research Center

The seminar was conducted in the framework of the joint Kyrgyz-Altai project on preserving and developing sacred sites of Kyrgyzstan and Altai Republic, Russia.

Schedule:
08.30-09.00 Introduction, greeting
09.00-10.00 Experiences of Altai people on preserving and developing sacred sites in Altai
10.00-11.00 Experiences sacred site guardians in Kyrgyzstan
11.00-11.20 Coffee-break
11.20-13.00 Discussion of specific situation: Manjyly-Ata sacred site
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Main problems and challenges in legitimization of sacred sites in Kyrgyzstan
16.00-16.20 Coffee-break
16.20-18.00 Recommendations on legitimization of sacred sites in Kyrgyzstan
18.00-20.00 Dinner

As an outcome of the seminar, the participants elaborated a resolution. In the resolution the importance and the steps of legitimization were indicated. The resolution was sent to the Ministry of Culture of Kyrgyz republic for their consideration.