The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples Rights (TFIP), a network of non-governmental organizations in the Philippines advancing the cause of indigenous peoples (IPs) rights, is currently working on an anthology of stories that features indigenous knowledge, systems and practices (IKSP) of various indigenous groups and communities.

The anthology complements TFIP’s capacity building and advocacy programs, as well as the initiatives of our members and network partners to enrich their indigenous peoples’ education (IPEd) programs.

We invite indigenous peoples, writers, artists, researchers, human rights advocates, indigenous peoples’ rights advocates to contribute stories for the anthology to be released this 2020. This coincides with the IPEd materials being produced by TFIP’s member organizations which will also be included in the anthology.

Contributions can be written in the form of feature articles, children’s stories, non-fiction pieces, life stories, narratives and other creative formats (poetry, song etc.), and artworks with any of the following themes:

  • Sustainable agriculture practices
  • Traditional livelihoods
  • Food sovereignty
  • Transfer of indigenous knowledge and values education
  • Health practices to meet community health needs
  • important role of indigenous women in the community
  • Community history, threats and struggles

Contributions must be original, may be authored individually or collectively, especially indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples’ organizations from communities;

Must have proper documentation and underwent validation, and consent had been obtained from the community/individuals wisdom-bearers;

Contributions should not exceed to more than 5 pages, typed in 8.5 x 11 word file, font size 12 in Times New Roman or Arial and 1.5 space.

We welcome contributions written in indigenous languages, with English or Filipino translations. Contributors may also include artworks or photos related to the stories.

Interested individuals and organizations can contribute at least 2 to 3 works in varying themes. Copyright of the stories and artworks shall remain with the contributors.

Send in your contributions in .doc or .docx using this file format: author’s surname or organizaton_(title of the story)_(region) i.e. dela cruz_binnadang_Cordillera to ikanthology.tfip@gmail.com on or before July 15, 2020.

For inquiries, please feel free to email us at ikanthology.tfip@gmail.com or tfip@philtfip.org.