Archive for Indigenous people

XSF holds first IP color run

ip_runThe I Run for Preservation of culture, Protection of Forests and Peace (IP Run) was spearheaded by the Xavier University – College of Agriculture (XUCA) in partnership with the Xavier Science Foundation (XSF) and the Institute of Land Governance (ILG). It aimed to raise funds for the indigenous peoples (IP) scholars in Talakag and Pangantucan, Bukidnon, the partner lumad communities of XSF.

Instituto Superior Intercultural Ayuuk, ISIA

isiaThis is an Intercultural Institute, where currently enrolled 150 students, from 10 different ethnic groups and both cultures, languages ​​and different traditions, which means a huge cultural variety and a great respect and appreciation for other cultures. It is inspired from the culture and traditions of the Mixe people and developed and promoted by the University System of Latin American Universities in Mexico Institute, linked to 40 universities in Latin America (AUSJAL) and supported with a tradition of teaching at least 450 years of the best universities worldwide.

Jesuits’ Amazon initiatives

448x252xdeforestation_ap.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Y2q_amy_msJesuits in Guyana are joining others who work across the vast Amazonian rainforest to protect the world’s largest eco-system – and its peoples – from destruction. In January, Jesuits who work in this region of the world launched the Pan-Amazonian Project in Manaus, Brazil. And this week saw the gathering in Rome of a new international network: the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM).

A Common Vision of the Amazonian Rainforest

DeforestationJesuits who work across the vast Amazonian rainforest are collaborating to protect the world’s largest eco-system – and its peoples – from destruction. Together with their lay partners, they met recently in Manaus, Brazil, with representatives from various non-governmental organisations and funding agencies, as well as from school and university networks, for the launch of the Pan-Amazonian Project.

XU to launch region-wide environmental campaign – VEST

Vest_ FinalStewardship for Mother Nature requires a multi-sectoral cooperation, thereby Xavier University frontlines an environmental movement designed to propel communities to engage in a sustainable mechanism ensuring the recuperation of our forest resources in Northern Mindanao. XU sets to launch the region-wide environmental platform dubbed as Valuing Ecosystem Services Together (VEST) on November 4-7 at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall.

Latin America’s indigenous demand voice in use of their lands

catholic_register.pngLIMA, Peru – Most of the environmental battles Brother Paul McAuley fights seem endless, mainly conflicts between indigenous communities and loggers operating on their lands or oil companies that have spilled toxic substances into their waterways.