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Briefing Papers and UpdatesDownload Tebtebba Policy Briefs, Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service releases.

 

Manila Global Workshop Spurs Interest in Indigenous Studies

Filename: tiis - july 3 2013.pdf
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Date: 03 July 2013
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TIIS July 3, 2013At a time when Western paradigms are acknowledged to be in crisis, some 60 local and foreign scholars, indigenous leaders, researchers and educators, activists, policymakers, and practitioners met here for a revived interest in indigenous models of learning and education.

 

World's Indigenous Leaders Firm UP Partnership with IFAD

Filename: tiis - march 6 2013.pdf
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Date: 06 March 2013
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TIIS - March 6, 2013Indigenous peoples’ leaders and representatives from various parts worldwide have sought to strengthen and improve their partnership with a UN financial institution, which specializes in supporting agricultural programs that seek to help address hunger and poverty.

 

A Love Affair with African Nightcrawlers

Filename: tiis - feb 13 2013b.pdf
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Date: 13 February 2013
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TIIS Feb 13, 2013BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, 13 February (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – Sister Alice Sobreviñas and Moren Macay, a young information technology graduate, share something in common. Both have fallen in love with Eugene.

Coping with "New Normal" in Philippine Climate

Filename: tiis - feb 5 2013.pdf
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Date: 05 February 2013
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TIIS Feb 5, 2013For years the indigenous Ivatan folk of Batanes islands in northern Philippines have learned to cope with strong typhoons, which have since become part of their lives every rainy season.

Respecting Indigenous Peoples' Sacred Sites

Filename: tiis - jan 28 2013.pdf
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Date: 29 January 2013
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TIIS Jan 28, 2013Owing to his close affinity with the spirit world, his ancestors, his ancestral domain and Mother Nature, Datu Doming Tumaytay is adept in identifying medicinal and other important plants he has been familiar with since childhood. The tribal chief from Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte in southern Philippines can identify certain herbs and trees, which, he says, can be tapped to treat certain ailments.

Devastating Philippine Cyclone Sends Message to Climate Talks Negotiators

Filename: tiis - dec 7 2012.pdf
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Date: 07 December 2012
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TIIS Dec 7, 2012An unusually devastating Philippine cyclone has sent an urgent message to those lobbying for a strong global policy to address the impacts of climate change. 

Making the Green Climate Fund Respond to Indigenous Peoples' Needs

Filename: tiis - nov 30 2012b.pdf
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Date: 30 November 2012
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TIIS Nov 30 2012Even as they have to push for “full and effective participation” at the Green Climate Fund Board meetings and during climate negotiations, indigenous peoples’ representatives are optimistic that the Fund, once available, can help respond to their climate change-related needs, concerns and issues.

Best Practice Stories Inspire Hope for Philippine Indigenous Communities

Filename: tiis - nov 27 2012.pdf
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Date: 27 November 2012
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TIIS Nov 27, 2012FOR DECADES, over 300 indigenous upland folk in remote Ngibat village in Kalinga province in northern Philippines had been groping literally in the dark. The villagers had never experienced cooking dinner at an electric bulb-lit kitchen and school children had never enjoyed doing their homework under an electric light after the sun would set. Not until 1992.

 

Indigenous Peoples Enhance Traditional, Earth-Friendly Livelihoods

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Date: 11 October 2012
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Traditional LivelihoodsTo grow corn, their main staple, many indigenous communities in the upland regions of Mexico need to clear a portion of their forests. But they leave cleared areas fallow after a few years so these could regenerate into secondary forests.

Still, they realized that there must be a better way than the usual practice of clearing a portion of the forests and burning this in order to grow corn and other upland crops....

Statement of Tebtebba on the Killing of Genesis Ambason

Filename: tiis - sept 20 2012.pdf
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Date: 21 September 2012
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TIIS - Sept 20, 2012These continuing acts of violence against indigenous peoples in the country are truly despicable and reprehensible. We, in Tebtebba, express our sympathies to the family of Genesis Ambason, the Secretary General of Tagdumahan, who was tortured and killed on September 13, 2012 (around 8pm) at Km. 39, Brgy. Binikalan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur in southern Philippines. We condemn strongly this act and the perpetrators, allegedly, the members of the CAFGU (Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit) of the 26th Infantry Battalion headed by Artemio Sublidan.

Community Maps Can Empower Indigenous Peoples to Assert Land Rights

Filename: tiis - sept 19 2012 3.pdf
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Date: 18 September 2012
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Mapping Conference, BangkokBangkok, THAILAND, 14 September (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – An Australian-Filipino mining company during a September 2011 public consultation mobilized its “experts.” Their goal: to persuade local officials and indigenous and local communities about the “safety, merits and sustainability” of the company’s US$5.8-billion project in southern Philippines.

Mapas Comunitarios Pueden Empoderar A Los Pueblos Indígenas Para Hacer Valer Derechos Ancestrales Sobre Sus Territorios

Filename: tiis - sept 19 2012 spanish.pdf
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Date: 14 February 2013
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TIIS Sept 19, 2012 ESUna compañía minera australiana-filipina, durante una consulta pública en septiembre 2011 movilizó a sus “expertos”, con el objetivo de persuadir a las autoridades locales y las comunidades indígenas sobre los “méritos y de seguridad, sostenibilidad “del proyecto de minería de $ 5,8 mil millones de dólares que la compañía deseaba invertir en el sur de Filipinas.

Empowering Indigenous Women to Reclaim and Manage Their Lands and Forests

Filename: tiis - aug 25 2012 3.pdf
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Date: 24 August 2012
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TIIS Aug 25, 2012Baguio City, Philippines, 25 August (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – Indigenous woman leader Norairri Thoungmuengthong of the Karen community in Thailand has found a way of helping her village mates reclaim and eventually manage their lands and forests. By joining local politics, that is.

“With more indigenous women in local politics, they can help craft policies that ensure and guarantee their rights, which include rights to security of tenure of their lands and forests,” said the chairperson of the Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand.

"Self-determined development' approaches - Indonesia's Dayak Peoples Show Way Out of Poverty

Filename: tiis - aug 22 2012.pdf
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Date: 22 August 2012
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Indonesia's Dayak Peoples Show Way Out of PovertyChiang Mai, Thailand, 22 August (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – Going to school and learning to read and write used to be an impossible dream for many of the indigenous Dayak peoples of Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Feeling helpless and long subordinated in the process of developing the nation, the Dayak used to be regarded as “dumb and stupid” owing to their lack of formal education.               

Tapping Indigenous Wisdom in Helping Chart The Future We Want

Filename: tiis - aug 14 2012.pdf
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Date: 15 August 2012
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TIIS Aug. 14, 2012Baguio City, Philippines, 14 August (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) —A story was told about a team of urban-bred academic researchers who would like to know about how the indigenous Aeta folk of the Philippines were coping after Mt. Pinatubo, a long dormant volcano, erupted in 1991. After an hour uphill climb, the researchers, along with an Aeta tribal elder as guide, chanced upon some wild guava trees with ripe fruits.

Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bangkok Climate Talks Update 3)

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Date: 05 August 2011
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Bangkok Climate Talks Update 3Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bangkok Climate Talks Update 3) - Weak “rights” language on current REDD+ text;  Commitments of Annex 1 Countries to the Kyoto Protocol and UNFCCC Should be Fulfilled.

Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bangkok Climate Talks Update 2)

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Date: 05 August 2011
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Bangkok Climate Talks Update 2Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bangkok Climate Talks Update 2) - Consolidating text:  A process that MUST respect, recognize and promote indigenous peoples’ rights.

Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bangkok Climate Talks Update 1)

Filename: bangkok-climate-talks-update-1.pdf
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Date: 05 August 2011
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Bangkok Climate Talks Update 1Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bangkok Climate Talks 1) - “Recognize Rights, Free Prior and Informed Consent, and Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Talks,”Indigenous Peoples Reiterate to Parties, 5 October 2009.

Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bonn Climate Talks Update 1)

Filename: bonn-climate-talks-update-1.pdf
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Date: 05 August 2011
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Bonn Climate Talks Update 1Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service (Bonn Climate Talks 1) - "Indigenous Peoples call on parties to recognize rights, effective participation in REDD," 14 August 2009.

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