Indigenous People's Voices Auto-Recordings of Indigenous Cultures ad Practices in the Philippines

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Recognizing and Building Communication Rights



Philippines

The Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines, like indigenous peoples all over the world, have traditions of telling their stories. These traditions are most often passed on orally to their kin. Today many stories of their traditions are forgotten or remain untold because of different circumstances. Preserving these stories is very important in the light of cultural degradation and disintegration of Indigenous Peoples’ communities caused mainly by a series of displacements. Their indigenous knowledge urgently needs to be transferred. This includes their rich history, their views on land and resources, their methods of environmental preservation and sustainable livelihood, and their way of self governance through their own indigenous socio-political systems and structures. The transfer of this knowledge plays a crucial role in maintaining their sense of identity and community; and can provide solutions to age old problems of the non-recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and their deteriorating state of poverty and under-development. The outcome of the project is an audio-video production of their voices that can be disseminated and used by the indigenous communities and organizations, through the media (radio and even television stations and programs), schools, universities, and churches.

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Project 835

 


August 27, 2014

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