Ancestral Waters: Philippine Indigenous Group Asserts Right To Sea And Lakes

01-Apr-2008 00:08:04
Many of the world's 370 million indigenous people face a difficult struggle to claim their ancestral territories. Their struggle is even harder when these places aren't found on land, but on water. Yet some tribes are now winning recognition of their right to ancestral waters thanks to a pioneering group in the Philippines: the Tagbanua people of Coron Island.

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Many of the world's 370 million indigenous people face a difficult struggle to claim their ancestral territories. Their struggle is even harder when these places aren't found on land, but on water. Yet some tribes are now winning recognition of their right to ancestral waters thanks to a pioneering group in the Philippines: the Tagbanua people of Coron Island.
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Michele Zaccheo, UNTV
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21C1600
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