The Adversities of the Philippine Peoples

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The Adversities of the Philippine Peoples

Type: Master thesis
Title: The Adversities of the Philippine Peoples
Author: Schuit, Vera Annie
Issue Date: 2017-08-30
Keywords: Philippines
Indigenous peoples
Heritage issues
Abstract: The Philippines is an archipelago with each Island developing slightly different as well as having a long history of foreign cultural influence. From the Chinese to the more religiously- inclined Hinduism and Islamic influence the Philippine culture is a mixture of traditions. The largest influences started from 1565 onward, since its colonisation by the Spanish. After years of conflict, the USA interfered and bought the Philippines in 1898 and slowly granted the Philippines independence. Many of the Indigenous Peoples survived, and much of the natural heritage is protected. Archaeological research is also conducted in the whole archipelago with various states of cooperation between the Peoples. However, the Indigenous way of life is constantly threatened in the Philippines and on the Island of Palawan alone there are many conflicts. The IPRA as well as several international conventions should have ensured that the right of the Indigenous Peoples are protected. There are, however, problems with the laws involved and internal governmental workings. However, there are a lot of organisations that work to correct these injustices locally, nationally and internationally, who want to ensure that the Indigenous Peoples are allowed their rights as well as have a place to continue expressing their culture. Archaeology as a whole is a working as a science to engage more with the communities they reside in and work on decolonising practices.
Supervisor: Jansen, M.E.R.G.N.Rojas Martinez Gracida, Dr. A.
Faculty: Faculty of Archaeology
Department: Archaeology (Master)
Specialisation: Heritage of the Indigenous Peoples
ECTS Credits: 20

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