IPRA

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8371

AN ACT TO RECOGNIZE, PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS CULTURAL
COMMUNITIES/INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, CREATING A NATIONAL COMMISSION OF INDIGENOUS
PEOPLE, ESTABLISHING IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

CHAPTER l

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. Short Title.- This Act shall be known as “The
Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997.”

Sec. 2. Declaration of State Policies.– The State shall
recognize and promote all the rights of Indigenous Cultural
Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) hereunder enumerated within the
framework of the Constitution:

a) The State shall
recognize and promote the rights of ICCs/IPs within the framework of national
unity and development;

b)The State shall protect the rights of ICCs/IPs to their
ancestral domains to ensure their economic, social and cultural well being and
shall recognize the applicability of customary laws governing property rights
or relations in determining the ownership and extent of ancestral domain;

c) The State shall recognize, respect and protect the rights of
ICCs/IPs to preserve and develop their cultures, traditions and institutions.
It shall consider these rights in the formulation of national laws and
policies;

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