The Consultative Group on Indigenous Peoples Concerns (CGIP) invites you to the OPENING of a groundbreaking summit geared toward upholding the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples on March 21, Monday, from 9am to 10:30am.
National Indigenous Peoples Policy Agenda:
Building Consensus, Claiming the Future
21-23 March 2011
Pearl hall, Seameo-INNOTECH, Diliman, Quezon City
IPs will come to Manila to discuss their Action Agenda with the Aquino Administration.
Renaud Meyer, country director of the United Nations Development Program will be on hand to deliver the opening remarks at 9 am to be followed by the keynote message of Viel Aquino-Dy of the Assisi Development Foundation Inc.
The summit will be attended by 150 representatives from 42 indigenous groups around the country, including the National Cultural Communities committee of the House of Representatives. They jointly call for the review of the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, the strengthening of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and the protection of IP rights to self determination and access to their ancestral lands and natural resources.
On March 23
An IP Morning Ritual will also be held at 6AM. President Aquino is invited to give the Keynote Address to the Presentation of the IP Action Agenda. A Press Conference of the IP groups will follow at 12nn.
For more information pls contact: Maricel A. Tolentino (CGIP-ANGOC), 9945894, 09178191089; Robie Halip (Office of Cong. Teddy Baguilat, Jr.), 09214928244