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.
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