What the Lumad are fighting for

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Know more about the plight of the Philippines' largest indigenous group through these stories, images, and videos

LUMAD'S WISH. The tribal leaders in Mindanao insist on a Bangsamoro entity that recognizes their right to ancestral domain​. Photo by Mick Basa

MANILA, Philippines – Why did they stage a lightning rally at the Sofitel, where representatives of the mining sector were holding a conference on Wednesday, September 6?

The Lumad tribes in Mindanao face a multitude of struggles, among them protecting what is rightfully theirs from the vested interests of mining firms.

With the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, their situation only got more complicated.

Despite these challenges, the Lumad keep on fighting for their rights, all in the name of living in peace in their own land.

Know more about the plight of the Philippines’ largest indigenous group through the stories and videos below.

INFOGRAPHIC: Who are the Lumad?

Know more about the Lumad and their plight in this infographic

Rappler Talk: The love-hate relationship between Duterte and the Lumad

MovePH’s Voltaire Tupaz talks to a Lumad elder and a student to discuss their plight under the Duterte administration

More Rappler Talk

Addressing Lumad killings and internally displaced people 

Are the Lumad victims in war and peace?

Reports and stories

IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference

Grade 6 Lumad student killed in Davao del Norte

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Lumad groups propose ‘peace sanctuaries’ in Mindanao

Lumad leaders to UN rapporteur: ‘We’re affected by wars which aren’t ours’

The declaration of martial law has worsened the situation of indigenous peoples in Mindanao, Lumad leaders say

‘Dear Digong’: Lumad children ask Duterte to end martial law, violence

Lumad children write their appeals to President Duterte ahead of his second State of the Nation Address in 2017

Anti-poverty chief calls to stop mining operations in Lumad lands

‘Bakwit school’ for Lumad children opens in UP

Lumad children appeal to Duterte to save their schools 

Military won’t bomb Lumad schools – AFP

Lumad run over by police van: ‘We were crushed’

Atrocities of trench warfare: A ‘bakwit’ experience

In 2016, a part-time teacher and volunteer broadcaster experiences the Lumad’s struggle firsthand

Lumad: Caught in the middle of a war

In this 2016 story, the Lumad are reportedly sometimes, if not often, forced to take sides between government forces and the New People’s Army

Duterte meets with Lumad, Muslim leaders after 1st SONA

Save our Schools to Duterte: Make education accessible to Lumad

Manobo leader faces murder raps over Lumad killings

Lumad leader’s child tells UN rapporteur about injustices 

Walking with the Lumad

Keeping the Lumad culture alive through the Kadayawan tribal games

A look at one of the special events that distinguishes Kadayawan sa Dabaw

#Manilakbayan: UP Diliman welcomes 700 Lumad from Mindanao

The caravan in 2015 traveled from Mindanao to Manila to highlight their call to stop human rights violations in various Lumad communities

Is the military innocent in Lumad killings?

Voice of a Lumad widow: Our land, our blood

UN experts on Lumad killings: Unacceptable, deplorable

Duterte in 2015: ‘Stop Lumad killings’

Compiled by Michael Bueza/Rappler.com