Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Tenth Congress

Republic Act No. 8371

October 29, 1997

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 I GENERAL PROVISIONS CHAPTER II DEFINITION OF TERMS CHAPTER III RIGHTS TO ANCESTRAL DOMAINS - LOYD CHAPTER IV RIGHT TO SELF-GOVERNANCE AND EMPOWERMENT - ILENE CHAPTER V SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS CHAPTER VI CULTURAL INTEGRITY - ILENE CHAPTER VII NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (NCIP) CHAPTER VIII DELINEATION AND RECOGNITION OF ANCESTRAL DOMAINS - LOYD CHAPTER IX JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURES FOR ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS CHAPTER X ANCESTRAL DOMAINS FUND CHAPTER XI PENALTIES

CHAPTER XII MERGER OF THE OFFICE FOR NORTHERN CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (ONCC) AND THE OFFICE FOR SOUTHERN CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (OSCC) CHAPTER XIII FINAL PROVISIONS .

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