Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Announces Recipients for the 2014 Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Regional Award
23 August 2014 – on the occasion of a-month-long celebration of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9th of August 2014, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2014 Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Award. The theme of the “2014 IVA Award” was for outstanding reporting on (1) Promoting Vision of Indigenous Peoples on Sustainable Development and (2) Mainstreaming Local Struggles of the Indigenous Peoples. The finalists were ranked based on the scores received from the jury members.
“Fifty years of the Cordillera people’s struggle come alive in the pages of this book. The sacrifices and great examples of our Cordillera heroes are our inspiration, as we pursue the continuing people’s movement for land, life, self determination, and the common good.” This blurb captured what the book Cordillera Heroes stands for. Published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), the book contains life stories of 23 men and women in the Cordillera region, Philippines who gave up their lives in the pursuit of social justice.
The world is becoming crowded, and there is a scramble for resources in the name of "sustainable development”. Pressure is being put upon indigenous peoples and on their land and resources that they have inherited from their ancestors and are obliged to pass it on to the next generation for their collective survival. This comic provides a simplified overview of the problems faced by indigenous peoples, their rights and their contributions to sustainable development based on their distinct lifestyles and values.
Download the Comic book [in English]
AIPP shows solidarity to indigenous peoples in Thailand on World Indigenous Peoples Day and supports for the establishment of the Indigenous Peoples’ Council of Thailand
The 18 secretariat members of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pacts (AIPP) from across Asia showed solidarity and support to the Thai indigenous peoples on the International day of the World Indigenous Peoples by participating in and assisting in the Indigenous Peoples day celebration organized by the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) and its allies in Chiang Mai on August 8-9, 2014. The Secretary General of AIPP spoke on the World Indigenous Peoples Conference being organised by the UN General Assembly. This celebration was attended by more than 400 peoples from all the different hill tribes of Thailand. It was a very colourful celebration as most of the participants were proudly wearing their traditional clothes.
Two thirds of the world’s 370 million indigenous population are in Asia and they represent a significant proportion of the poorest and most vulnerable groups in the region. Their vulnerability arises from a situation where they are often marginalized in economic development programs and are excluded from political participation in their respective countries in the region.
A contributory factor that also keeps indigenous peoples in the vicious cycles of social and political exclusion and marginalization is the lack of information and inadequate communication channels for them to voice out their perspectives and influence public opinions...
- Ongoing Activities
- Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Announces Recipients for the 2014 Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Regional Award
- AIPP Book on Cordillera Heroes Launched
- [New Comic book] The right to Self-determination and Development of Indigenous Peoples
- AIPP shows solidarity to indigenous peoples in Thailand on World Indigenous Peoples Day and supports for the establishment of the Indigenous Peoples’ Council of Thailand
- Asia Indigenous Peoples to celebrate International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples
- Practical Guide for Media Practitioners on Indigenous Peoples' Issues in Asia [New Publication]