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from the edge

where the dust rises while
dusk opens its gate
find the wings of their ancestors
listening to the light still
inside them
and hold them up… 9 more words



 Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has frowned on a former youth representative in the Davao City Council set to be installed to represent the Indigenous People (IP) in the legislative body. 137 more words


Christmas cheers to Dumagat in Masla, General Nakar, Quezon Province

Its not too late for the gift giving this Christmas for the Dumagat in General Nakar for Rev. Marven Chavarria with his wife and Roy Robles distributed food packs to the 30 families of the Dumagat in Sitio Masla this January. 127 more words

Indigenous People

Book Review: The Orenda

It is an unusual pleasure to read a book that makes me, by turns, happy and furious. This speaks volumes about the ability of a writer to  create characters a reader can love and hate – and even more still that one can feel both for a single character. 296 more words

Book & Music Reviews

Gifts of Giving

My family and I were in a community in Oaxaca a couple weeks ago. We had decided to leave the community on Christmas morning. Before we left, we were blessed with many different gifts. 93 more words

Community People

Can Borneo's Tribes Survive 'Biggest Environmental Crime of Our Times'?

Source: National Geographic Published on 11th January, 2014 by Simon Worrall

Politically connected timber barons have destroyed most of Borneo’s rain forest. The Penan are fighting to hold on to what’s left. 2,402 more words


Coming Home

A homecoming should be a wonderful celebration, but it isn’t when Margaret returns after 2 years away at a residential school.

Margaret was sent away from her Arctic home at age 8 to go to school  and was not allowed to speak her language, eat her food, or learn her people’s traditions. 118 more words

Picture Book