Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1906, Series of 2009 declaring the Month of October of Every Year as “National Indigenous Peoples Month” and Proclamation No. 486 declaring October 29 of every year as National Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Day, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is having a month-long daily celebration of the 2022 Indigenous Peoples Month and 25th Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) Commemoration with the theme, “25 Years: Fulfilling the Indigenous Peoples Rights and Bridging the Gaps through ICCs/IPs Convergence with Partners and Stakeholders to Ensure Economic Sustainability and Security in the Ancestral Domains”.
Mentioned events will be streamed live through the Commission’s official Facebook page. This will feature Bureau and Regional Celebrations exhibiting the rich cultures and traditions of the Indigenous Peoples and the supports obtained through milestone accomplishments and continuous collaborations with different partner agencies and organizations.
On 22 October 2022, the PILAK: Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) Photo Exhibits will be launched and the GAYAK: Runway Show of Contemporary and Traditional Indigenous Peoples Attires will be showcased in SM North EDSA Skydome Quezon City. PILAK will be displayed in twenty-seven (27) locations, one (1) in Metro Manila and (two) 2 venues each in NCIP’s thirteen (13) Ethnographic Regions.
On behalf of the 101 IP Groups, the NCIP enjoins all government agencies and partner stakeholders to support and participate in these celebrations.
Mabuhay ang Katutubong Pilipino!