Indigenous Views

Cordillera Day 2008: Resist Mining Plunder and State Terrorism!

We gather this Cordillera Day 2008 to strengthen our unity, reaffirm our commitment and carry on the militant struggle of our people in defence of land, life and resources. We mark the 24th Cordillera Day with greater resolve to resist mining plunder and state terrorism and to fight for and secure our individual and collective human rights against the backdrop of a regime clinging to power through state terror and hell-bent on the sell out of our national patrimony.

MNCs biggest foes of indigenous peoples’ rights -- UN exec

Source: 
By Desiree Caluza, Inquirer, http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view_article.php?article_id=82333
Date of publication: 
14 August, 2007

BAGUIO CITY—The chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on
Indigenous Issues said the biggest stumbling block to the adoption of a
UN document recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples is the lobby
started by multinational companies engaged in large businesses around
the world.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UNPFII chair, said multinational companies from
Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United States engaged in mining
and logging have been pressuring other countries to vote against the UN
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

National Indigenous People’s Day

Source: 
Manila Bulletin - http://www.mb.com.ph/SPRT20071029106897.html
Date of publication: 
29 October, 2007

IN pre-colonial times, the inhabitants of the Philippines were
identified according to the location of their settlements. Those who
settled along the river banks were called “Taga-Ilog,” “Kapampangan,”
“Subanon,” “Maranaw,” etc. Those who settled along the seacoasts were
called “Taga-Dagat,” “Tausug,” “Pangasinense,” etc. Those who settled
upland were called “Taga-Bundok,” “Tinggian,” “Bukidnon,” “T’boli,” etc.

Foreign rules marginalized many indigenous people in the country. Those
who refused to be subjugated were called “Moros,” “Simarons,” “Savages,”
“Remontados.”

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.

An Urgent Appeal to Save Mt. Canatuan and the Subanen People

Tabayo, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines – Yesterday Timuay (Chieftain) Jose “Boy” Anoy released an appeal to the international community on behalf of the Subanen people. As one of the leaders of the Subanens, Timuay Anoy urgently asks for support to save Mt. Canatuan from destruction by TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc., a Canadian Mining Company.