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Kalindogan 2012: Indigenous Education

Close to three hundred (300) participants comprised of students, educators and IP elders gathered on October 16 to 19, 2012 at the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education for the 7th Annual Kalindogan Young Leaders Congress with the theme: “IP Education: Ensuring a Sustainable Future for the Indigenous Peoples”.  The previous year witnessed the signing of the National IP Education Policy Framework that signified for the indigenous...

 



Kalindogan 2010: Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Preparedness

From inception to conclusion, Kalindogan 2010 aimed at promoting even greater IP youth involvement with the various work areas of the conference. These included the management of the IP youth steering committee, opening rituals, various workshops, nightly solidarity sessions that encourage story-telling or the sharing of local IP realities, poster-making activity, balagtasan, song and poem writing, and cultural presentations. The participant...

 



Kalindogan 2009: Reclaiming Indigenous Leadership

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Leadership is the mark of excellence in life. In the different aspects of one’s life, leadership is expressed in different ways. Among the youth it means a clear path, the drive and values to pursue it, relevant skills and resources that need to be mustered. Among young indigenous people, it means even more: reclaiming one’s heritage and territory to be able to achieve a life that is full of meaning which includes the right to indigenous gove...

 



Thoughts on Pamulaan

Wanessa Lipanyuan (Mangyan Alangan, 3rd year) Pamulaan has a big impact on me even just by its name beacuse it is an extension of school in Mindoro, “Tugdaan” which means “seedbed”. My life in Tugdaan was very colorful and meaningful. Tugdaan enabled me to see the importance of life, the value of our culture and traditions. It also deepened my social awareness and responsibility, respect for the integrity of creation and deep faith in o...

 



The LIVING HERITAGE: A Legacy to Behold

It all started from a mere dream. Well, who would expect that such a dream would come true? It is almost 5 months that THE LIVING HERITAGE OF PHILIPPINES’ INDIGENOUS PEOPLES has been operating since its grand launching. Yet, it seems that it was only yesterday that IP elders are dreaming of a bright future for the young generations of their tribe. Now, here is a bridge for a bright future that many IP’s are hoping for—the living heritage...

 



A Dream for a Cause

Pamulaan grantees have gone far for almost three years stay in Pamulaan Center. They had have surpassed great adjustments and circumstances in studying away from their families. But have we ever asked ourselves what inspired these IP youths to study harder? Many reasons have challenged Pamulaaneans to aspire for tertiary education. And all these revolved in the current realities in their own IP communities. They are in bondage of land and pol...

 



IP Struggles: Could it be for Life?

Indigenous People’s life is becoming more difficult and complicated in this present age and time. Being an IP is a continuous struggle, which requires time, effort and sweat to retain their cultures and worldviews which have been destroyed by various factors:Large scale mining, illegal logging, plantations on ancestral lands, militarization, discrimination, displacement and unrecognizing of IP world views continue to threaten the lives of the I...

 



The Realization of a Dream

The beginning of PAMULAAN can be traced to the dream of IP communities to have an educational system that is rooted in their own culture and context. The tedious and challenging process of putting it up has been made possible through the generous and active collaboration of partners: the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Assisi Development Foundation, Cartwheel Foundation, the Off...

 



A College for Indigenous Peoples

Published on Page A13 of the June 22, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer I WROTE in the future tense then, I write in the present tense now. I had some doubts then, I don’t have those doubts now. Late last year I wrote about Pamulaan, a special tertiary school or college for indigenous peoples (IPs) that was being built in Mindanao. The target date for its opening was the opening of classes this June. The dream has come true. Pa...

 



Pamulaan Hosts LEAP

Pamulaan is also a training center for short-term courses for enhancing community leadership and volunteerism. Hence, on May 17-30, it hosted the first series of the Local Educators Advancement Program (LEAP). Pamulaan and other schools in the country dedicated to Indigenous Peoples have been a major breakthrough in the continuing struggle to empower the IPs for self- determination. It is indeed a milestone to start these initiatives on Indigenou...

 



Kalindogan Becomes a National IP Youth Congress

Considered as one of the highlights of the Pamulaan experience in its first year in 2006, the Indigenous Youth Peace Congress, dubbed as KALINDOGAN 2006, was truly an event to remember not only for Pamulaan youth but also for other indigenous youth from all over Mindanao. Kalindogan is a Lumad term, which means gathering and thanksgiving of different tribes. This year, from October 16-19, various organizations joined efforts to hold the 2nd Ka...

 



Staff Year-End Review and Planning

On June 6, 2007 the Pamulaan IP College Faculty and Staff gathered together at Malagos Garden Resort for a year-end review and planning. The workshop started with the revisiting of the Pamulaan Vision-Mission-Objectives (VMO). The formulation of the Pamulaan Vision-Mission-Objectives was a long process. The Pamulaan VMO was born out of two multi-sectoral consultations in Luzon and Mindanao, a series of meetings and workshops with partners espe...