An Igorot activist, labeled by the Philippine government as “terrorist”, is the first Filipino to receive the prestigious Gwangju Prize for Human Rights for defending human rights and promoting democracy from the May 18 Memorial Foundation.
Igorot activist Joanna Patricia Kintanar Cariño, scion of Ibaloi chieftain Mateo Cariño is this year’s recipient of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights. She is the first Filipino conferred with the honor by May 18 Memorial Foundation, one of the largest human rights group in South Korea.
The establishment of Salween Peace Park, a 5,200 square kilometer forest park in Hpapun District, Karen State, as “a space of peace, self-determination, environmental integrity, and cultural survival,” is largely attributed to Karen people’s struggle to protect their community and uplift the lives of their people.
The lessons from the courageous narratives of Lamnamkok and Chico are an inspiration not only to indigenous peoples but also the younger generations of rights defenders around the world who believe that, in a way or another, we can change the world.
Itagbattayon iti bato: Nga idi Oktubre 18, 2018 ket nangrugin ti makunkuna nga Alsa iti Sao nga Ilokano.
Lawlawagantayo daytoy: a daytoy nga aldaw ket aldaw ti panagalsa dagiti Ilokano tapno iti kasta ket irupirda ti kalinteganda iti bukodda a lengguahe, panagirupir a kontra kadagiti minamaag nga aramid dagiti mangidadaulo koma iti pannakapabaknang daytoy a pagsasao ken aminen a pagsasao iti sibubukel a pagilian.
Heidelberg, from Udo’s kitchen table—From the time of publishing I have completed my visit to partners and networks in Germany.
By RANDY FELIX MALAYAO www.nordis.net I have always yearned to see the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or North Korea. Not for …
“This is our land, we lived here, we will die here”
The aggressive development push in Cordillera involves extensive scale of violation of indigenous peoples’ rights over their land and primarily their right to free, prior and informed consent. Villagers of Huhlukan Barangay in Ifugao complaint on the real FPIC process prescribed by NCIP was not followed for proposed hydro electric projects as information was denied to them by Santa Clara Company for the proposed dam in Tinoc. Villagers are rather misinformed that villagers will have roads, electricity, and employment with the dam construction.
Sowing fear is basically also what bullies do to their victims to get what they want. Some may remember the bullies in their school days who were hungry for recognition. It was important for them to control the class so they bully their classmates with threats of a fist fight, name calling, constant harassment and even run away with their victims’ “baon”.
What keeps you going? I think this was among the constant questions asked from on Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) Network to another during Defending the Defenders: New Alliances for Protecting Indigenous Peoples Rights that happened this week here in Copenhagen. Congratulations to our friends at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) for successfully organising and hosting the affair, the timing was never better.
An environmentalist and human rights defender from the Center for Research and Advocacy – Manipur and a member of Meitei people of Manipur, India writes his perspective of the issues shared by indigenous peoples communities during the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in the Cordillera.