Daily Archives: April 11, 2016

A total of 925 IP and IP advocates participated in the TUMANDUK General Assembly from April 8-10, 2016.  A total of 739 delegates came from 33 Tumanduk communities, and 186 delegates and IP rights advocates came from different organizations and communities. The TUMANDUK General Assembly is the biennial assembly of the Tumanduk indigenous cultural communities in Panay Island, forming the organization: Tumanduk nga Mangunguma nga Nagapangapin sa Duta kag Kabuhi (Indigenous Farmers in Defense of Land and Life). The organization was established 20 years ago in 1996, in Sitio Pola, Brgy. Jaena Sur, Jamindan, Capiz. It was founded by 300 delegates from 15 different Tumanduk communities. Twenty years later, the TUMANDUK now has a membership of 27 IP communities in the provinces of Iloilo and Capiz. And every two years, the TUMANDUK assembly is attended by 700 to 1000 IP delegates. This year, the 10th TUMANDUK Assembly aimed to bring the Tumandok people’s concerns and struggles into the forefront in order to raise awareness on the question of ancestral domain and ethnocide among the non-IP communities and to raise the TUMANDUK’s capability to face such challenges. The Assembly was also launched with the intent to further strengthen the unity among […]

The 10th Tumanduk General Assembly