Indigenous Peoples (Lumads)

Indigenous Peoples (Lumads)

Comics series on Bukidnon tribe out

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – In a marked departure from their mainly oral tradition, the Bukidnon-Daraghuyan tribe has published a series of four comics...

Compostela Valley’s Mansaka tribe chosen for IP pilot housing program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – The Mansaka tribe in Pantukan town, Compostela Valley would be the country's pilot community in a government housing project...

Bagobo-K'latas in Kahusayan protest alleged encroachment of their land

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Apr) – On the second day of their march for justice and land, at least 300 Bagobo K’lata lumads and farmers...

Bukidnon tribe to revisit landmark of traditional peace agreement

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 Apr) – Descendants of the Bukidnon tribe’s Datu Mansikiabo-Datu Mampaalong in Malaybalay City have scheduled on April 30 and May 1...

Postcards feature Talaandig tribal arbitrator

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 February) – “Balaghusay,” a depiction of the traditional tribal arbitrator in the Talaandig community and nine other art works by the...

Tribal Olympics is new feature of Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 January) -- Instead of just playing indigenous sports as it has been the tradition in the annual Kaamulan Festival, Bukidnon’s indigenous...

Kaamulan organizers want street dancing participants to stick to Bukidnon’s culture

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Jan) – Organizers of this year’s Kaamulan Festival in are changing the rules for the street dancing competition, the festivities’ highlights,...

Higaonon representation in Iligan city council discussed

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) - National and local government offices, as well as civil society groups, are bent on fast-tracking the representation of the...

Dam, burial site issues divide lumads and academics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) - The Pulangi V hydro electric project and the claim of a sacred burial site of the Manobo...

Agusan bishop says Church will stand up for and defend environment if DENR can't

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews/15 November) --  "The Church will stand up for and defend the environment if the Department of Environment and...

Damulog's Apu Mamalu site to be declared "national cultural treasure"

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 November) --  The National Museum of the Philippines is set to declare the Apu Mamalu burial ground in Misakil, Damulog, Bukidnon...

NCIP now back to Office of President; Deles is oversight official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) - The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is  now out of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and...

IP leaders write MTRCB re TV show Noah's depiction of IPs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 October) - Lumad leaders of a peace advocacy group have written the chair of the Movie and Television Review and...

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