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Indigenous Peoples, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding: A Case Study of the Aetas of Central Philippines

Ty, Rey; Bibon-Ruiz, Alma

This paper dealt with the social problem according to which intra-ethnic and inter-ethnic conflicts are some challenges with which indigenous peoples are confronted. Literature on conflict transformation and peacebuilding were reviewed. This paper analyzed the views and practices of Aetas on conflict, intra-ethnic, and inter-ethnic peacebuilding strategies, and the impact of their beliefs and actions. Employing a qualitative case study research design, this research utilized limited participant observation for four months for data collection, in which seven participants joined the research. The findings revealed the interplay of indigenous peacebuilding methods and conventional local law for the resolution of different types of conflicts.

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