Indigenous Support Views

Charter change might lead to more abuses of indigenous peoples’ rights–Amnesty

Source: 
http://thephilsouthangle.com/?p=3015
Date of publication: 
3 June, 2009

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Amnesty International expressed alarm that the planned charter change to open up the economy to more foreign investors might lead to further abuses of indigenous peoples.

In a forum at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Amnesty International Director Dr. Aurora Corazon Parong said, “The indigenous peoples are already marginalized with very inadequate social services and struggling against incursion of government projects and mining operations in their lands without their free, prior informed consent (FPIC).

Conserving the Mt Kimangkil Forest Corridor: an example of Higaonon ecological and cultural advocacy

Source: 
Forest Corridor Conference Press Release
Date of publication: 
1 April, 2009

Cagayan de Oro City – The Higaonon are the first peoples, the original peoples of Northern Mindanao. Through generations they have been able to assert their rights to cultural integrity and maintain ecological stability. This concept becomes all the more clear if one takes a closer look at the intact forest ecosystems of the Higaonon in Bukidnon, especially in the areas surrounding Mount Kimangkil.

The Higaonon residing in and around Mt. Kimangkil form a corridor of ancestral domains with good quality forests.

T'bolis welcome NCIP delineation of ancestral domain

Source: 
PIA Press Release
Date of publication: 
11 February, 2009

Davao City – (LRC-KsK/FoE Phil) T’bolis belonging to the Taboli Manobo S’daf Claimants Organization (TAMASCO) expressed relief when, after a long wait, the office of NCIP XII finally started the perimeter survey delineating their ancestral domain claim including portions of the coffee plantation of the Consunjis, in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Canadian Parliament Calls for Implementation of Critical Universal Human Rig

Source: 
Assembly of First Nations News Release : see Craig Benjamin - cbenjami@amnesty.ca - www.amnesty.ca
Date of publication: 
9 April, 2008

Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups welcome yesterday’s decision by the Canadian Parliament to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

EPIC Pastoral Letter on Indigenous Peoples Sunday 2007

CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES (CBCP)
EPISCOPAL COMMISSION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (ECIP)

CBCP BLDG., 470 GEN. LUNA STREET ,
INTRAMUROS 1002 MANILA , PHILIPPINES
TEL.# 527-4062
TEL/FAX: 527-4155
E-MAIL: ecipns [at] info [dot] com [dot] ph

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”
John 1:1-2. 14

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This coming 14th of October, we will celebrate INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SUNDAY.