Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) exists to uphold and promote the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other land-based communities. PIPLinks was founded in 1992 in response to requests for support from Philippine Indigenous Peoples' organisations, where much of our work is focussed. Also known as Indigenous Peoples Links, the organisation, which is based in the United Kingdom, works on the same issues globally.

This website is divided between materials on Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines and around the world. These materials are divided under specific subject headings - such as those to do with the legal rights or culture of Indigenous Peoples - or geographically. Although the site contains many published materials available elsewhere, and links to other sites, we are aiming where possible to publish unique materials, such as statements from communities or interviews, that are not available elsewhere.

We welcome inquiries, comments on this site and invitations to speak. We are always in need of active supporters, donations, volunteers and friends of all kinds. Please contact us for more information.

Report: Indigenous Peoples and the the Extractive Sector - Towards a Respecting Engagement

Source: 
Tebtebba Foundation, Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), Middlesex University
Date of publication: 
19 September, 2014

The report provides an overview of the present state of play of the extractive industries in relation to indigenous peoples, concluding with a set of recommendations aimed at the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and it also addresses the implications of the Post-2015 Development Agenda for
the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, and the reasons why indigenous rights, particulatly in relation to the extractive industries must feature in the associated Sustainable Development Goals.

Report: Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality - Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector

Source: 
Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), Middlesex University School of Law & The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
Date of publication: 
2 May, 2013

The following links allow you to download either the electronic copy or an extract of the report “Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector”.

The paper, written for a consortium of organisations by Cathal Doyle and Jill Cariño, seeks to contribute towards a discussion between indigenous peoples and mining companies on the issue of indigenous peoples’ Free Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC).

Pitfalls and Pipelines: Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries

Source: 
IWGIA, Tebtebba, PIPLinks
Date of publication: 
1 November, 2012

A handbook on indigenous peoples and the extractive industries. Based on inputs to the “International Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples,” which took place in Manila, Philippines on March 23-25, 2009, it examines the effects of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples and then seeks to analyse the responses from indigenous communities and organisations. 415 pp

Download a pdf document of the report (3Mbs) here

A Deadly Difference of World View

Source: 
Statement from LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights)
Date of publication: 
21 September, 2014

In his speech in the recently concluded Mining Conference 2014 organized by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP), Vice-President Jejomar Binay said that, “We must take an accurate inventory of our nation’s natural resources and if possible plot a schedule for harnessing these resources with long-term goals firmly in mind.” This was a great assurance to CoMP president Benjamin Philip Romualdez, also of Benguet Corp, that should Binay take over the government administration in 2016, there will be no change in the government development path.

EU Paper: Indigenous peoples, extractive industries and human rights

Source: 
Julian Burger, written for the European Parliament Policy Department
Date of publication: 
18 September, 2014

A research paper commissioned by the European Parliament, which examines the human rights impacts of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples worldwide. The paper concludes by recommending, among other things, that the European Union as one of the regions championing the Declaration at the United Nations take the initiative to develop a regionwide framework for extractive industries that sanction companies and provide legal redress in cases where the human rights of indigenous peoples are violated.

Philippine environmentalists, indigenous people protest OceanaGold mine for ‘deception, displacement, and destruction’

Source: 
Kalikasan-PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
18 September, 2014

Environmental advocates and indigenous people held a picket protest today at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) calling for a stop to the large-scale gold and copper mining operations of Australian corporation OceanaGold, raising grave concerns on severe water pollution revealed in a recently concluded scientific investigation.

“The massive heavy metal contamination of the riverine ecosystems affected by the mining operations of OceanaGold is a serious environmental risk that continues to affect the basic needs and livelihoods of the grassroots communities in Nueva

Ifugao folk hit DOE's SN Aboitiz contract without consent

Source: 
By Arthur Allad-iw, Northern Dispatch (special to InterAksyon.com - http://www.interaksyon.com/article/95322/ifugao-folk-hit-does-sn-aboitez-contract-without-consent)
Date of publication: 
13 September, 2014

LAMUT, IFUGAO – Can a Department of Energy-approved hydro-power contract be valid without the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the affected indigenous communities?

This is one of the questions that representatives of the six villages of Lagawe and two villages of this town raised when they gathered in a forum that tackled the plan to build a hydro-electric power dam at Alimit River that traverses various towns of the province.

Recently, the DOE approved and signed the renewable energy service contract with SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP) for an integrated hydropower complex

NGO worker Delle Salvador is killed in Lacub, Cordillera

Justice for Engr. Delle Salvador!

Hold the 41st IB Accountable!

Joint Statement of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Cordillera Human Rights Alliance

11 September 2014

We cry out for justice for Engr. Fidela “Delle” Salvador, staff of activist NGOs CDPC and CORDIS – an engineer of the people, a woman and a mother, who was killed by troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a Northern Luzon Command-led military operation in Lacub, Abra participated in mainly by the 41st Infantry Battalion deployed in the area.

Aside from Engr.

Philippine groups express solidarity to people of El Salvador ...

Source: 
Joint statement
Date of publication: 
10 September, 2014

... in fight against mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim Mining Corp

Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance against Mining-Philippines), Lilak (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights), Focus on the Global South and the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network denounce the bullying of El Salvador by corporate mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim.

An indigenous man protesting against a palm oil company was shot dead

Source: 
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME - http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/AHRC-UAC-127-2014
Date of publication: 
10 September, 2014

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-127-2014

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PHILIPPINES: An indigenous man protesting against a palm oil company was shot dead by a manager of the company

ISSUES: Extrajudicial killing; Human rights defenders
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Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply regrets to inform you that an indigenous man, protesting against a palm oil company, was shot dead by one of their managers.

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