JUNE 2016


UPDATES ON THE GROUND


New President, Same Struggle for Indigenous Lumad People of the Philippines

Ñ Don't Stop Video: The Lumad indigenous communities of the southern Philippines have been resisting colonization for centuries. In the midst of a presidential changeover, crippling drought, and renewed attacks on their sovereignty, a coalition of Lumad indigenous leaders have launched a 6 week tour throughout the USA to call attention to their plight.

 

Lumad Leaders in United Nations

“Lumad leaders and delegates of the Lakbay Lumad USA* urged the international community to help in pressuring the Philippine Government to immediately act on pressing indigenous peoples problems during a press forum in the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII). Among the issues highlighted was the intensified state military attack against indigenous community schools…”

Matanem Monico Cayog shares on the value of ancestral lands and Lumad schools during the 15th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.  LAND is LIFE, we teach this to the next generation, we must collectively defend our land.

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VOICES FROM LAKBAY LUMAD

(LUMAD SPEAKING TOUR)


Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, a professor and director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State, opened the event by acknowledging the significance of the land on which the event was taking place and identified its indigenous people.  Pewewardy said events like this are significant for the PSU community because they affirm the university's motto by "letting knowledge serve the city.  They also teach students how important it is to know their histories.  This legacy of resistant stories can inspire our people to continue to defend their territories and communities against ongoing colonial aggression. This is succinctly why these cultural events are important because they tell stories of hundreds of years of resistance."


UPCOMING EVENTS


International Conference for Peoples' Right in the Philippines


July 16-24, 2016
Davao City, Philippines

 

Salupongan International Open House

Come and learn about Salupongan International!  We will be giving information on the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), the International Conference for People's Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP) and Summer Solidarity Missions.
 
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 6-8pm
Location: 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.  
We hope you can join us!