2011

The B’laan of the Philippines keep seeking land and food security, social justice and peace !

The B’laan of the Philippines keep seeking land and food security, social justice and peace !

The Inter-Cultural Organizations’ Network for Solidarity and Peace (ICON-SP) Inc. is a relatively new partnership network of various Tri-peoples’ (referring to the Muslim, Christian settlers and indigenous peoples of Mindanao) and other organizations committed to work together towards peace-building, human…

Building Solidarity among Aeta Communities in Capas, Tarlac

Building Solidarity among Aeta Communities in Capas, Tarlac

The Aeta of Capas, Tarlac Province are among 12 to 15 million indigenous peoples in the Philippines. Referred to in the literature as “Negritos” and locally as kulot (curly-haired), they are known as the “people of the mountains.” As hunter-gatherers…

Consolidating the strengths of Parapeti river committees in Bolivia

Consolidating the strengths of Parapeti river committees in Bolivia

Monteagudo and Huacareta Watershed Committees represent 49 rural communities across an area of 200,000-hectares along the upper Parapeti River in Bolivia.  The Parapeti flows from the biodiverse sub Andean foothills into flat Chaco lowlands, providing water for communities as well…

The Kereimba ("warriors") from the TCO Isoso strengthen themselves to deal with the livelihoods and development of the Isoceño-Guaraní People.

The Kereimba (“warriors”) from the TCO Isoso strengthen themselves to deal with the livelihoods and development of the Isoceño-Guaraní People.

The group Kereimba (“warriors”) gathers young indigenous leaders from the Isoso Guarani who discovered the need to organize systematically and institutionally to deal with the problems of their people in the Communal Territory of Origin (TCO) of Isoso. The core…

State of the indigenous peoples address (SIPA) 2011

State of the indigenous peoples address (SIPA) 2011

Strengthening Assertion of IP Rights in Resource Conflict Areas This proposed action puts forward the importance of dialogue and exchange among indigenous peoples groups in preparing them to face increasing threats of displacement. The State of the Indigenous Peoples Address…

A Palawan indigenous delegation's mission to Manilla

A Palawan indigenous delegation’s mission to Manilla

Mining in the Philippines, and especially in Palawan, is a major threat for the Indigenous peoples and their rights to their land. Recently, Palawan Indigenous organisations were warned that MacroAsia Corporation was organizing a delegation of 27 ‘fake’ tribal leaders…

One more mini-grant !

Following the trip to Manila of the traditional chiefs (panglimas) organized by the ALDAW network (this was sponsored by the first mini-aid), a new meeting on 7 September 2011 at the national office of the NCIP (National Commission of Indigenous…

Paths of community learning

Paths of community learning

This exceptional three-year project was designed to strengthen the support provided by the PKF Foundation to the work in Paute (Ecuador) of Father Hernan Rodas (2007 PKF Laureate) and CECCA (which successfully completed in 2008 a PKF initiative for the…