Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Understanding the LUMAD: A closer look at a misunderstood culture

This book hopes to help readers gain better insight into the Lumad culture.  It celebrates the Lumads' right to be different.  It hopes to contribute to the effort of correcting the historical injustice done to the Lumads for centuries.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


The process of differentiating impacts of climate change on women, indigenous peoples, farmers, among others, and their contributions to mitigation and adaptation are crucial when climate change policies are formulated and programmes are designed, implemented and evaluated. The extent of work done around differentiation can define the success or failure of projects and programmes. Addressing climate change from this perspective helps surface issues of social justice, equality and empowerment, which sometimes are ignored in the climate change debates. -- from the Introduction by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Executive Director, Tebtebba Foundation

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

William "Billy" Funa-ay Claver: Towards Genuine Implementation of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Law

Selected Speeches and Statements  
Edited by: Giovanni B. Reyes and Kathleen T. Okubo

"Atty. Claver dared to stand up for the rights of the Cordillera people during Martial Law when many lawyers were intimidated by the military. He selflessly defended victims of human rights violations who are mostly poor farmers. Had there been two or three lawyers with Atty. Claver's daring and dedication, it would have been easier for our people during Martial Law." - Rev. Eduardo P. Solang, former Provincial Board Member, Mountain Province and past Chairman of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, April 24, 2003.

Monday, February 27, 2012

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, FORESTS AND REDD PLUS: Sustaining and Enhancing Forests Through Traditional Resource Management by The Tebtebba Foundation

"Indigenous peoples' efforts to protect and conserve their forests and to sustainably manage these prove that they are the ones who have contributed to significantly in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, even before REDD came into the picture. If their customary institutions and practices for managing forests and other resources are reinforced, their contributions... will be further enhanced." - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz