“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.
Report from KARAPATAN NATIONAL OFFICE www.nordis.net FIRST OF TWO PARTS Throughout our country’s history, massacre of civilians has been a hallmark by …
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.
Leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance with members of progressive groups and their supporters staged a mass action in front of the Manila City Hall, simultaneous with the court hearing on their motion to delist them from the DOJ’s terrorist proscription petition against the CPP-NPA.
By ABIGAIL ANONGOS www.nordis.net This week was National Heroes Day (August 27). May we add substance to the holiday by sharing some …
In the coming days we will participate in a timely event organised by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in Copenhagen.
BONTOC, Mountain Province — Another round of talks targeted at clarifying legalities in the implementation of the recognized Batangan Systems of Tadian, Besao and Sagada took place August 7th at the Sanggunian Panlalawigan Hall, here.
BAGUIO CITY — The free prior and informed consent (FPIC) process is but one of the many fora for indigenous peoples to assert their right to land and to self-determination.
BAGUIO CITY — In line with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the indigenous youth of Barangay Yaway in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya participated in a cultural workshop last August 3-5 with the theme, “Revitalizing the Indigenous Culture among the Youth towards Unity amidst Migration.”
August 9 has been declared by the United Nations as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day has become an occasion to highlight indigenous peoples’ issues and to celebrate the victories in their struggles around the world.
August 9, 2018. So we are standing under the rain in the middle of Malcolm Square, Baguio City. My feet and knees are starting to ache from the cold (kasi saanak nga naglana iti kadadaras ko a rumuar idi agsapa—sign of aging, no doubt) and I underestimated the rainfall, thus I neglected to bring my rubber boots. I try to be still under my umbrella to prevent more exposure to the rain, but it is inevitable when I applaud the speakers. Speakers whose messages and songs made me forget the cold and rain for a while by the urgency of their messages.