International Indigenous Peoples Heroes Day

 

“Indigenous peoples worldwide have a valiant history of assertion and resistance. From the time of colonization and to present day imperialist globalization – indigenous peoples wage struggles in defense of land, territories and resources, and in assertion of self-determination and liberation. However, governments and States have responded to our demands and struggles primarily with terrorism alongside treachery and deception.

“In the course of our struggle, our communities, our peoples have suffered the worst forms of discrimination and human rights violations. Many sons and daughters of the Indigenous Peoples’ movement have sacrificed their lives for the rights, welfare and recognition of Indigenous Peoples. Others have died from illness, age, accident and other different reasons yet their contribution and participation in the indigenous peoples’ movement is also invaluable. 

“On November 10, in commemoration of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists, we celebrate International Indigenous Peoples Heroes Day, as we remember all Indigenous Peoples who courageously faced the odds, even at the expense of their own lives, so that we may all be free.”

--Indigenous Peoples’ Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)

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RMP-NMR supports the International Indigenous Peoples Heroes Day.

Together with Kalumbay Regional Organization, we are organizing the following events in commemoration of the International IP Heroes Day:

 

November 9, 2016 [9am-12nn]

THEOLOGY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION: Our Christian Duty to Defend Our Persecuted Indigenous Brethren

[A Biblico-Theologico Reflection with Rev. Fr. Raymond Ambray]

Buffalo Grills

Don Apolinar Velez St, Cagayan de Oro City

Organized by RMP-NMR, Inc

 

November 9, 2016

VOICES FROM TIBUGAWAN: A Forum on the Plight of the Manobo-Tigwahanon Bakwit of San Fernando, Bukidnon

[Exact venue and time TBA]

Organized by RMP-NMR Inc, ‘Higala sa Lumad’ Network and the Kalumbay Regional Lumad Organization

 

November 10, 2016 [2pm-5pm]

THEOLOGY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION: Our Christian Duty to Defend Our Persecuted Indigenous Brethren

[A Biblico-Theologico Reflection with Rev. Fr. Raymond Ambray]

Ma. Cristina Hotel

Aguinaldo St, Iligan City

Organized by RMP-NMR, Inc