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Lumad, Mindanao

Background info

The Lumad, with a population of 2.1 million, are the largest indigenous group in the Philippines, who live in the island of Mindanao.
The Lumad are considered one of the poorest minority groups in the country, with little to no access to basic rights such as educational, social, and health services. They have been under attack by the Philippine government through acts of aerial bombings, intimidation and harassment, destruction of schools, and the use of schools for military operations.
The small farmers and indigenous people in the watersheds of Bukidnon have been attacked under blanket military rule for their struggle against more than 100,000 hectares of agribusiness plantations and mining application interests covering 31,180 hectares across the Pantaron Mountain Range.

Relation to the climate crisis ー click on the triangle to read more

Lumad communities have been unable to follow their ancestral farming cycle ー they usually plant crops in January but have been unable to due to typhoons, landslides, and floods the Philippines has been experiencing as a result of climate change.
They have also been getting evicted from their land due to establishment of Chinese mining companies on their land.

How you can help

Tweetstorm on Tuesday (23/06) ー keep tweeting afterwards though!!
Use these hashtags and tweet:
#standwiththeLumad #saveLumadschools
← click to tweet!!
Some more example tweets:
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