Dagiti elders iti pannarabay ti Nainsigudan nga Istruktura iti Socio-Pulitika (NISP) ken kultura kas makita iti ugali (values) ken nainsigudan a kaammuan (indigenous knowledge).
In the traditional dap-ay (indigenous socio-political institution) system among the Bontoc, Aplay and Maeng tribes, women are prohibited to participate. Women are not even allowed to stay near the dap-ay especially when male elders and leaders are having a meeting. In the bodong system among the Kalingas, Tingguians, Bontocs, Aplay, and Isnags, women are not allowed to join as well. Instead, they participate by cooking and serving food and coffee, and washing the dishes. But can we categorically state that these are reflective of the low regard for women?
BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous folk in the Cordilleras marked the tenth (10th) year of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IDWIP), August 9, as a “day of struggle and celebration” in a move to push for the right to self-determination.
TABUK CITY — An elder of the Butbut tribe Ama Banag Sinumlag in an interview questioned the process of how a tribe came into existence and was called Minanga.
BAGUIO CITY — Taiwanese indigenous youth marched, danced and chanted with Cordillera indigenous peoples as they celebrated the International Day of World Indigenous Peoples here in Baguio City on August 9.
Ti kabuklan a buya ti panagakem kas elder wenno lider a nainsigudan ket ti awan kondisyon-limitasyon iti oras/panawen-bayad a panagserbi iti umili. Dagiti nainsigudan nga elder nga agserbi iti umili iti daan wenno “orig” a mangipagna iti “Serve The People” wenno ti panagserbi para iti umili. Daytoy met ti tradisyon dagiti aktibista ti Nailian Demokratiko a tignayan ti Pilipinas, karaman ditoy ti Kordilyera a nairusuat idi maudi a paset ti dekada 1960 ken agtultuloy inggana ita.
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The message the recent State of the Nations Address has not really thought out the state of the country’s national minorities or indigenous peoples, if it did not purposely leave them out. It did not have the courage to even brush through or admit they are the Filipinos who still occupy and hold ancestral ownership to the last frontiers of the archipelago’s natural habitats and resources or whatever is left of it.
BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous youth leaders across the country called on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift Martial Law in Mindanao and to stop development aggression and militarization of their communities.
Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Katribu), the largest alliance of indigenous peoples in the Philippines, would like to express our unwavering support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their advocates in the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a project that threatens the life of the indigenous peoples, including the integrity of their water supply and religious practices.
BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) called for the strengthening of the revolutionary movement of national minorities toward self-determination on the 48th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
QUEZON CITY — The kulitang of Mindanao, gongs of Cordillera, drums of Central Luzon and other indigenous’ traditional musical instruments of national minorities from all over the country played in harmony amid their diversity and differences.