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The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) dedicates this website to all indigenous peoples and to all oppressed peoples of the world. Hopefully, this website will serve as a portal, or digital window, for the general public to be able to appreciate more deeply the history, the present situation, the long-term aspirations and the current efforts of Cordillera's indigenous peoples.

 

January 30, 2015

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PUBLICATIONS:

CORDILLERA HEROES

Published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Copies are sold at the Cordillera Peoples Alliance Regional Office and Mount Cloud Bookstore


CPA FRIENDS ABROAD

The Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance Friends Abroad (CPA Friends Abroad) is a broad international network composed of individuals and groups in different countries who are supportive of CPA’s program for the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights and welfare.

 

 
 

Aquino Should be Held Accountable for the Mamasapano Tragedy

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) expresses its sincerest sympathies and condolences to the families of all the PNP-SAF, MILF and the civilians slain in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.  Makipagrikna ti CPA kadagiti kakailian a pimmusay sadiay Mamasapano. As kakailian, we dedicate moments of silence for them and call for State accountability on this tragic incident.

 

SM Baguio Contradicts Pope's Call to Care to the Environment

While Pope Francis reiterated the need to nurture the environment during his Papal visit in the country, SM Baguio went on to cut at least 60 pine trees in the cover of the night on January 17, 2015. Unlike Pope Francis who showed deep concern for the poor and the marginalized sectors of society, SM Baguio ignores the common good and general welfare of the people in exchange for surplus profit for the few.  SM proudly presents itself as a wholesome and environmental-friendly corporation. But past and recent events again reveal its true colors as an enemy of the trees, and the environment.

 

Mt. Province elders unite for land, life and peace in MAITUD Congress

With the theme “Affirm the role of elders for the defense of land and resources for future generations”, at least 60 elders belonging to the Movement for the Advancement of Inter-Tribal Unity and Development (MAITUD) convened in Bontoc, Mt. Province for their 3rd Congress recently.

 

Respect the Rights of the People of Lacub over their Ancestral Domain

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) supports the people of Lacub, Abra in their continuing struggle to defend their ancestral domain against the impending mining destruction amidst human rights violations, threats, manipulation, use of force and deception by the Golden Lake Mineral Resources Inc. (Golden Lake), the local government of Lacub and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

 

 

CPA Wins International Eco Water Award

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is greatly honored as the recipient of the Eco Water Awards 2014 Gaia Prize presented by the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM)/Friends of Earth Korea, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. CPA received the award during the awarding ceremony held on November 24, 2014 at the SBS Prism Tower in Seoul, South Korea.

 

CPA Calls for Vigilance in Times of a Dangerous State

When State security forces kill, torture, rape, arrest and file trumped-up charges against people whom they are supposed to serve and protect, who will protect the people?

 
 
 

VIDEOS:

People's General Assembly on Development Justice

The People’s General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in Manhattan, New York was co organised by the IBON International, Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) of which the Cordillera Peoples Alliance is a member;  Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), and Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO).


Cordillera Day 2014: From Chico to Chevron

Just before the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the Philippines, the main celebration of the 30th Cordillera Day in Guinaang, Pasil, Kalinga was held on April 23-25, 2014 with some 4,000 local and international delegates participating. As a fitting tribute to the martyrdom of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc and other heroes of the Cordilleras, a historic Unity Pact is forged by present-day tribal elders and leaders to resist imperialist plunder of their land and resources. It was the World Bank Chico River Dam project before, now there's Makilala Mining, a subsidiary of U.S. company Phelps-Dodge, and the Chevron Geothermal project.


Toxic Gold

Produced by the Tan-aw Multimedia Collective, Health Action Information Network (HAIN), the Save the Abra River Movement (STARM), Montañosa Relief and Rehabilitation Services (MRRS), and Cordillera Peoples Alliance, Toxic Gold presents the effects and impacts of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation’s bulk mining operations to the Abra River and the indigenous and peasant communities by the river. Apart from the environmental, social and agricultural impacts, the documentary presents the plight of Lepanto’s underground mine workers. It runs for 24 minutes.


Agno

Produced by Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Southern Tagalog Exposure in 2002. The documentary delves on the importance of the Agno River to the people of Itogon, Benguet and Pangasinan and how the San Roque Dam Project will take away the right to land and livelihood of the people. The people’s struggle against the government flagship project rages despite the impoundment of water in the dam.


Excerpt from That the Mountains May Chant the Truth from Cordillera Human Rights Alliance


Links to Other Videos:

Taxi Filippino

Aldaw Kordilyera: A People's Struggle

 
         
 
 
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