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The ‘Indigenous’ in the Cordillera Studies Center of UP Baguio

Note: This is an abridged version of a paper read during the International Seminar Workshop on Indigenous Studies held on 26-28 June 2013 in  Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
The formation of the Cordillera Studies Center was made official by the 928th meeting of the UP Board of Regents on June 26, 1980. It was to be the research arm of the Development Studies Program (DSP) of the then Social Science Department (SSD) of UP College Baguio. The other arm of the DSP was the M.A. in Social and Development Studies (MA SDS) program, which exists to this day. The Center’s first …

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The Philippines Indigenous Peoples’ Core Curriculum

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) provides a strong policy basis for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Education. The formulation carries a strong articulation of positive educational outcomes against the colonial foundations of education in the Philippines.
Education was used as a key institution during the early twentieth century to drive American colonial policies and programs in the Philippines.
Of the fourfold bundles of IP rights provided for in the IPRA, the implementation of the Right to Social Justice and Human Rights is least studied.
The second volume of The Road to Empowerment: Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (Arquiza, 2007) illustrates what peoples’ …

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Katutubong Kaalaman sa Pagpapaunlad ng Komunidad

Para sa mga Oromo, isang Cushitic na katutubo na naninirahan sa Ethiopia, hilagang Kenya at ilang bahagi ng Somalia, Africa, iisa ang diyos: si Waagaa o Waaqa.
Ayon kay Propesor Workineh Kelbessa ng Addis Ababa University,1 si Waagaa ang “Nauna sa Lahat,” ang tagapaglikha ng mundo. Si Waaga din ang diyos ng kalangitan, at sa aspeto ng mabait na tagapangalaga at tagapagtanggol ng mga tao, si Waagaa ay kulay itim.
Kwento ni Yosef Beco Dubi, isang PhD student ng Addis Ababa University na nagbahagi ng kanyang saliksik tungkol sa “Indigenous Knowledge in Oral Narratives of Oromo Society and Its Significance to Sustainable …

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The Philippines in Support of IP Rights and Indigenous Knowledge

Note: In an interview with the UP FORUM, UP alumni and internationally recognized advocates Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Dave de Vera share their insights on indigenous peoples’ rights and indigenous knowledge. They compare the Philippines with other countries in Asia and the world in terms of support to IP rights and indigenous knowledge. On the issue of ancestral domain and the Mindanao peace process, they also give their views on whether the rights of the IPs and the Lumad are protected in the new peace agreement and suggest ways to ensure their continuous protection. They also talk about their UP education …

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Message of the UP President: ICCAs at the Core of Development

Editor’s Note: This message was delivered during the First National Conference on Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) held on 29-30 March 2012 at the UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance Assembly Hall.
We are here today to give due recognition to the historic role of our indigenous peoples in protecting and preserving our environment. Yes, this conference is a tribute to our lumads whose cultural heritage and religious practices have ensured the preservation of what little is left of our environment.
This tribute is only fitting given our penchant to squander our resources in the mistaken belief that it …

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