By Giovanni B. ReyesChairman, Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group-Global Environment FacilityPresident, Philippine ICCA Consortium In commemoration of Indigenous Peoples’ Heroes Day...Read More
What are the ICCAs?
For many custodian communities, the connection with their territories is much richer than any word or label can express. It is a bond of livelihood, energy, and health. It is a source of identity and culture, autonomy, and freedom.
It is the connecting tie among generations, preserving memories from the past, and connecting those to the desired future. It is the ground on which communities learn, identify values, and develop self-rule.