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So What Now?

It has been quite a while since I last wrote, and believe it or not, being unable to write or find a means to express myself was torture. 447 more words


Justice system report slams Alberta for hiding Indigenous incarceration rates

The government of Alberta is being lambasted in a review of Canada’s justice system as the only province to keep secret the number of Indigenous people it has locked up over the last five years. 763 more words


Save the Lumad

Native dwellers of the land
You’ve driven away from home;
Why would you do this?
Why would you dare?
Is all of this for gold?

(Originally written on March 16, 2017)


The New Smoke Signals by Rachel Mishenene

There are many benefits to working in an education library including reading many great books and working with some leading edge technology.  Once you are immersed in the collection, sometimes you find special interests that merit some study.  279 more words

Digital Media

Dexter Macaraeg explains Sinag Maynila 2018 film ‘Am-Amma’

Dexter Macaraeg is representing the Cordillera Administrative Region at the Sinag Maynila 2018 through his film “Am-Amma” (Heirloom), a tribute to his home province Abra. It is one of the six finalists in the documentary category of this year’s edition of the film festival. 315 more words



The original settlers lived in the forest, hills and isolated regions that are rich in mineral resources. Their identity was conditioned by the ecological factors of the places they live. 1,032 more words


Oaxaca: Three Members of CODEDI Ambushed and Murdered

On February 12th, three members of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Peoples (CODEDI) lost their lives and two were injured after an armed attack. 234 more words

Human Rights