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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

This year is devoted to the right to education.

The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which in Article 14 states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.” 163 more words

Anniversaries, Celebrations & Commemorations

Spotlight on Brazil: protecting indigenous peoples

Esther Gillingham is CAFOD’s Brazil Programme Officer. As the Olympic Games get underway in Rio, this World Indigenous Day (9 August) Esther turns the spotlight on our work with Brazil’s… 923 more words


How indigenous communities are impacted by HIV

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August every year. The United Nations finds that there are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. 1,154 more words


The Most Interesting Man in the World

No, not that guy selling beer. That guy was a made up role.

This guy was the real thing. In my book this guy is the most interesting man in the world. 1,024 more words

How can the nation walk the path towards a just and lasting peace?

While there is growing optimism among human rights groups and peace advocates on the resumption of the formal peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NJDFP), the failure on the part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its paramilitary forces to end the long practice of human rights abuses is an outlandish blow against all the Filipino people who are working towards a just and lasting peace. 454 more words


SM HOSTING KADAYAWAN 2016 Sayaw Mindanaw and Tunog Mindanaw


SM Supermalls will host two cultural events of the Davao City Kadayawan Festival 2016, said Art Boncato, co-chairman of the Kadayawan Festival executive committee, at the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Annex on Monday, August 1. 187 more words


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This indigenous girl in Roxas, Palawan sells pearls and accessories to tourists bound for El Nido. Sometimes, she and her friends ask for money instead. Such a hard life for these kids.

Photo by I.R. Arenas