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International Finance Corporation (IFC – World Bank Group) Performance Standard 7: Indigenous Peoples (2011) Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Policy On Indigenous and Tribal Peoples 2010 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Safeguard Policy Statement 2009 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples 2009 United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues 2008 The World Bank Policy on Indigenous Peoples FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Philippines: On The Celebration Of 15th Anniversary Of Indigenous Peoples Right Act (IPRA)

Indigenous peoples (IPs) under the KATRIBU Indigenous Peoples Sectoral Party view that 15 years after the enactment of the Indigenous People Rights Act (IPRA), genuine recognition much more the realization of our collective rights remain an aspiration. There is much to be done for IPs to assert and attain our inherent right to land and self-determination. The IPRA, touted as the landmark law to uphold our collective and human rights, has been inutile to protect our rights. After 15 years, our sacred lands are rapidly lost to big business interests like destructive large-scale mining. Our cultural rights and heritage are ...

Shikamo Festival: Remembering the Tribal Way of Life

“Imagine an encyclopedia written by your ancestors on your culture, myth and social mores. Imagine that once every year, these stories come out of the ancient pages and start singing and dancing in front of your eyes,” says IndiaUnheard Tribal correspondent Devidas from South Goa as he attempts to describe the oral tradition of his community’s history and knowledge. “A tribal festival is more than just colorful costumes and song and dance. It is an expression of our tradition. It is the passing over of knowledge from one generation to the other.” Devidas’ village celebrates tribal festival of ‘Shikamo’ every ...

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Survives Ambush

KATRIBU Indigenous Peoples’ Partylist condemns the ambush of another anti-mining activist and environmentalist in Surigao del Sur, Mindanao. We call on indigenous peoples, ancestral land defenders and defenders of the environment to condemn this latest incident and escalating killings of anti-mining activists and indigenous peoples. Yesterday, at around 3:30 in the afternoon, on his way home, unidentified assailants shot at Dr. Isidro Olan. He survived the attempt on his life and is now recuperating at the Madrid Municipal Hospital. He is the Executive Director of the Lovers of Nature Foundation Inc. and a member of CARAGA Watch. The CARAGA Watch ...

Indigenous Peoples Conduct Workshop on their Contributions and Challenges to Sustainable Development at the Asia-Europe Peoples Forum 9

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Vientiane, Laos- Sustainable development for indigenous peoples should be the growth or progress of their indigenous communities in their originality or within the context of their ethnic identity in a holistic way. This was one of the key messages of indigenous peoples who attended the recently concluded Asia-Europe Peoples Forum in Vientiane, Laos last 16-19 October 2012.In a side event entitled Indigenous Peoples Contributions and Challenges to Sustainable Development organized by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Gender Development Association (GDA), and International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), around 70 individuals composing of indigenous peoples, government officials and civil ...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Welcome Positive Development In Signing Of GPH-MILF Framework But Remain Cautious

Indigenous peoples under the KATRIBU partylist regard the Framework Agreement as a positive development, albeit in a cautious way, in the on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippine (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to pursue a just resolution to the age-old struggle of the Moro people for self-determination. We also recognize the determination of the MILF to further the Moro peoples aspirations for self-determination and just peace. While the Framework Agreement includes provisions that respect the freedom of choice, customary rights and traditions of indigenous peoples, we remain vigilant, as we monitor the subsequent progress ...

Philippines: Statement Of Timuay Locenio Manda On Killing Of Son And Call For Justice, Peace, And Unity In Bayog

“After the Death of my son, I call for justice, peace and unity in Bayog most especially within our ancestral domain.” (This is the authorized English translation of my statement originally drafted in the Visayan language.) Exactly a month after I and my son were ambushed by unknown gunmen on September 4, 2012, a murder and frustrated murder cases were filed in court and further investigation is going on to determine the mastermind and motive of the ambush. After the death of my son, I call for justice, peace and unity in Bayog most especially within our ancestral domain. I ...

Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples And The Struggle For Their Homeland – Documentary Video

Since 1999, the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) has struggled for recognition and the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples by the Republic of Indonesia. One of the efforts made in improving the relations between states and indigenous peoples is the implementation of the principles of Free, Prior and Inform Consent (FPIC). This video documents the work of AMAN in securing FPIC and recognition of indigenous rights in Indonesia. Filmed and editing: Nanang Sujana Produced by: Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago   video link: Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle for Their Homeland from Nanang Sujana on ...

Bangladesh: International Protest Against Communal Attack On Indigenous Jumma Peoples In Rangamati By Bengali Settlers In Presence Of Security Forces

Memorandum of CHT-American Jumma Peoples Association: On 24 September 2012 the CHT-American Jumma Peoples Association sent a memorandum signed by its President Maung Thowai Nu Ching and General Secretary Debashis Chakma to heads of diplomatic missions of United States, European Commission, Australia and United Kingdom urging their valuable and kindness help on humanitarian and justifiable ground to save and protect the Indigenous People of Chittagong Hill Tracts from illegible and detrimental sufferings in order to bring peace and happiness in the CHT. The memorandum was also copied to International CHT Commission and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The ...