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Indigenous People Sunday Celebration

The Filipino Parish Netherlands (FPNL) cordially invites you to celebrate the very first commemoration ofIndigenous People (IP) Sunday here in the Netherlands on October 28, 2018 from 13:30 at the Old Catholic Church in Ruysdaelstraat, Amsterdam…

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MABIKAs Foundation is now a legal entity

After two years of formulation, MABIKAs Foundation (The Philippine Cordillera Connection in the Netherlands) has finally reached one of its most awaited milestone on its journey towards a world without prejudice against indigenous people. The foundation is now registered as a legal entity in the Netherlands…

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Danum: A reflection of freedom

How I wish that freedom is like water, lucid and fluid. Free to flow where ever it may want to go… But what is the use of the word freedom if it always comes with restraint, compulsion, being hampered, controlled and discriminated…

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We came, we saw, and we learned to beat the gongs

With the theme, ‘Live anywhere the Igorot culture with pride and passion and pass it on  the next generation’, MABIKAs Foundation-The Netherlands and the Cordillera Community in Belgium (Cordi-Bel) have joined forces on May 12, 2018 and hold the very first joint cultural workshop…

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A heartfelt thank you letter to Cordi-Bel

Dear Cordi-Bel, On behalf of us all at MABIKAs Foundation, I would like to express how grateful we are to all of you for having us in Brussels on May 12 & 13, 2018. Thank you so much for warmly welcoming us like your own brothers and sisters with your superb...

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Shoeprints on pavement

I only read the poem or song about the footprints in the sand but I have never heard anything about  shoe prints on a pavement. But now as I was walking around the streets of Brussels I found shoe prints on the street pavement close to the legendary mannequin piss…

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MABIKAs celebrates Earth Day at Studio/K

In line with today's celebration of Earth Day, MABIKAs Foundation joins Studio/K in an event that aims to shed light about the struggles of indigenous people, especially in terms of protecting their lands, people and culture to keep the indigenous society alive and...

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MABIKAs celebrates 1yr of togetherness

From the eight pioneers who met up on the 3rd of September 2016 to about 30 Igorots who came together on the 2nd of September 2017, it is apparent that this newly formed community of indigenous people from the Philippine Cordillera region has come a long way…

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