Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

 

 

 

Indigenous Nation: Igorot
Nation State: Philippines

Language(s): Kankana-ey Igorot / English
UN Region: Asia

VICTORIA TAULI-CORPUZ, Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education, Baguio City, Philippines

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot) is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera region in the Philippines and co-president of the board of the International Forum on Globalization. She is head of the Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Peoplesí International Centre for Policy Research and Education) in the Philippines. She helped organize and convene the United Nationís (UN) Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Tauli-Corpuz is also chairperson of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations and convenor of the Asian Indigenous Womenís Network. She is one of the leading indigenous activists lobbying for UN General Assembly adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is the currently elected chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Tauli-Corpuz is also co-editor, with Jerry Mander of the newly released Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples Resistance to Globalization (Sierra Club / UC Press Ė October 2006)

Source: Speaker Bios and Contact Information [opens pdf]; The International Forum on Globalization & Tebtebba Foundation Teach-In: Indigenous Peoplesí Resistance to Economic Globalization A Celebration of Indigenous Sovereignty: Victories, Rights & Cultures; November 18, 2006

Additional biographical information


  Rodolfo Stavenhagen  Mililani Trask

Dialogue between:
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Igorot, Philippines
Mililani Trask, Kanaka Maoli, Sovereign Nation of Hawai'i, USA
Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Mexico


This Dialogue presents an overview of a recent mission to the Philippines, which was conducted by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Special UN Rapporteur for the fundamental freedoms and human rights of indigenous peoples, December 1-11, 2002. Tebtebba and various other Indigenous Peoples' organizations and NGO's in the Philippines helped organize this visit of the Special Rapporteur to the communities.

This Dialogue also discusses the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, as well as methodologies and procedures for local communities and governments to engage him on issues requiring his expertise.

Transcript

Documents and reports - Visit to the Philippines by Professor Rodolfo Stavenhagen, UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

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Appeal for adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Text of Article 3 in Kankana-ey Igorot
Article 3 is one of the most important provisions in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

"Indigenous peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right, they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."




Biodiversity and Conservation - Video - English - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz in the Kari-Oca Press Conference, Kari-Oca, Earth Summit (UNCED), Rio, Brazil, June 1992 Transcript also available.

Biodiversity and Conservation - Patenting of life forms; Intellectual property
 
Land - World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa 2002
Comments on the return of ancestral lands to the Mier and San communities, who jointly make up the Ikhomani group

Indigenous Recognition - World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa 2002

Collective rights and political recognition - World Summit on Sustainable Development, Kimberley, South Africa 2002

Environmental destruction - World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa 2002




Text of Tebtebba Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz - United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2002

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2003 - text

Human rights issues - Interview - Audio in Igorot, English
First Session United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2002


Indigenous Human Rights

Committee on Indigenous Health - Statement

Committee on Indigenous Health - Report


Additional Resources:

UNTV Archived Webcasts

Fourth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2005 

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16 May 05 Special Event: Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The opening meeting. [Webcast: Archived Video - 2 hours and 7 minutes]

16 May 05 Special Event: Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The opening meeting. [Webcast: Archived Video - 1 hours and 18 minutes]

26 May 05 Press Conference: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, will brief the press on the Forum's recommendations for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals that will respect the rights of indigenous peoples. [Webcast: Archived Video - 29 minutes]

Fifth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2006

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15 May 06 Press Conference: Mr. Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs; H.E. Mr. David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Foreign Minister of Bolivia; and Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, will brief on the fifth session of the Permanent Forum, which opens today brief on the fifth session of the Permanent Forum, which opens today. [Webcast: Archived Video - 35 minutes]

15 May 06 Special Event: "Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues" [Website] [Press Release]
[Webcast: Archived Video - English: 1 hours and 32 minutes]
[Webcast: Archived Video - Original: 1 hours and 32 minutes]


25 May 06 Press Conference: Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Mr. Wilton Littlechild, Member of the Forum and youth representative, will brief on the outcomes and agreed recommendations of the ongoing Forum's Fifth Session [Webcast: Archived Video - 40 minutes]

 


 


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