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Title: 6th CORDILLERA DAY Celebration
Location: 53 Cummer Avenue, Toronto
Description: The Cordillera Day is a yearly commemoration of the historical struggle of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera for the defense of their ancestral domain and their right to self- determination. It is also an occasion to strengthen the unity among the different indigenous groups of the Cordillera Region and build solidarity with other indigenous peoples, sectors and other nationalities for social justice, freedom and democracy. This occasion started in the Philippines on the 24th of April for 30 years now as an aftermath of the 1980 assassination of Macli-ing Dulag, a respected pangat (tribal chieftain) who bravely opposed the World Bank-supported Chico River Dam Project of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. This intensified the struggle of the Kalinga and Bontoc tribes for the defense of their land and resources.

In Toronto, the Cordillera Day is being hosted by the Binnadang-Migrante, an organization of indigenous migrants from the Cordillera Region in Northern Philippines which is advocating for the assertion of human rights as migrants and actively engaging in the struggle of the Cordillera indigenous peoples for self-determination and the Filipino people’s struggle for genuine freedom and democracy.

For inquiries and confirmation, please call any of the following:

Jenny Owatan:416-877-5725; Bridge Cosme Dang-ay:647-740-4175; Geralda Cobsilen: 647-898-7531; Marivic Kalagui:647-894-1270
Start Time: 6pm
Date: 2014-04-26
End Time: 10pm

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