This page contains materials on the different indigenous groups in Northern Luzon, especially from the Cordilleras, their cultures and the region itself. These sources are available at the University of Hawai'i. Please note, that this guide lists the basic resources and does not contain all of the materials for research. For additional resources, return to the Philippines LibGuide Homepage for further suggestions.
**A search on any of the indigenous groups will most often yield results. See the above "Welcome to The Indigenous Peoples of Luzon Page" box for a list of names.
Journal of Northern Luzon. [periodical]
"Similarities and Differences in Life Styles in the Central Cordillera of Northern Luzon (Philippines)" by Jules De Raedt , Paper presented at the Conference on Ecology and Human Evolution in the Tropics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 22-24 August 1986.
University of Baguio Journal. [periodical]
Note: for more information on the Kankanaey and the Bontoc, see the box "Selected Printed Materials on the Indigenous Peoples of Benguet Province" above.
Illongot (Ibilao, Bugkalot)
Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is an independent federation of progressive peoples organizations, most of them grassroots-based organizations among indigenous communities in the Cordillera. CPA is committed to the promotion and defense of indigenous peoples’ rights, human rights, social justice, and national freedom and democracy.
Ivatan Laji is a project to preserve the indigenous oral poetry of the Ivatan in Batanes. Spearheaded by journalist and poet Dorian Merina, this website contains lyrics and audio and video recordings of this art.
Kalanguya.com is created by the Kalanguya Scripture Translation Team to promote the culture and language of the Kalanguya people. The website can be viewed in English and in the indigenous language.
KATRIBU "is the progressive party of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines. Besides fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples, KATRIBU upholds the rights of the Moro peoples, and all impoverished and oppressed people in Philippine society."
Lars Krutak is a tattoo anthropologist who goes around the world documenting and studying various groups who continue their tattooing and scarification traditions. Peruse through the articles and full episodes for his documentation on Kalinga tribal tattooing and the famed Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang Od.
Nordis.net is the online version of the weekly newspaper Northern Dispatch Weekly (Nordis). It covers the news in the Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley.
Tumayaw Village is being constructed by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur in Banayoyo to preserve the cultural heritage of the Bogo indigenous people and providing more job opportunities and skills training. This village will be part of the eco-tourism industry growing in the Philippines.