From Dait-Dait to Resettlement: Impacts of Mining Operations to the Mamanuas in Surigao Del Norte, Southern Philippines

Purganan, Tina Abigail B and Dantes, Kimberly M and Tuazon, Shem A and Ponce, Sulpecia L (2014) From Dait-Dait to Resettlement: Impacts of Mining Operations to the Mamanuas in Surigao Del Norte, Southern Philippines. In: 12th ASIA PACIFIC SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APSA) CONFERENCE. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the changes in the life of the indigenous people, the Mamanua, in Cagdianao, Claver, Surigao del Norte, Southern Philippines due to development aggression caused by large-scale mining. These Mamanua were displaced from their ancestral domain, forced to abandon their dait-dait (small traditional house) and resettled in a community away from their main sources of living. Using a survey design, there were 30 Mamanua respondents included in this study who were asked to compare their conditions before and after their involuntary resettlement. The findings demonstrated that significant economic, socio-cultural, and environmental changes occurred among the Mamanua which brought some positive and negative changes in their lives. Increased opportunities in income, livelihood sources, education and capacity building were the most beneficial outcomes of these changes. Inversely, they also perceived remarkable shifts in their traditional livelihood patterns, systems of traditional leadership, indigenous knowledge transmission, health care practices and mode of economic exchange. The extractive nature of mining activities also contributed to the rapid deterioration of their natural and physical environment. Keywords: dait dait, involuntary resettlement, mining, indigenous people, Mamanua

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dait dait, involuntary resettlement, mining, indigenous people, Mamanua
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 00:34
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 00:34
URI: http://lib.mainit.org/id/eprint/270

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