DepEd statement on the occasion of World Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Department of Education is one with the indigenous peoples and the rest of the nation in celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, 2015.

DepEd remains steadfast in its commitment to provide access to an inclusive and culture-based education to every indigenous learner in the country through continued efforts in enhancing the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program and strengthening the capacity of our public schools and learning programs to deliver such services.

Recognizing the right of indigenous peoples to culturally rooted and responsive basic education, DepEd has recently adopted the Indigenous Peoples Education Curriculum Framework (DepEd Order No. 32, s. 2015), which seeks to provide guidance to schools and other education programs as they engage with indigenous communities in contextualizing the K to 12 curriculum based on their respective educational and social contexts.

Together with our indigenous communities, DepEd renews its call to all education stakeholders to support the continuous transformation of our education system into one that truly recognizes and celebrates cultural diversity.

We remain faithful to our vow that no child shall be left behind in education.

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