Igorots in Seattle: 100 years later

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jerry Large, a Seattle Times staff columnist wrote a feature on the recently held annual festival that recognized how shabbily the Igorots were treated in a human exhibition in 1909. He starts his article with "After a century, the Igorots are back with an update on how they fit into the world". The writer noted that "Filipinos and Filipino Americans have tended to view the Igorot as a backward culture". He countered that what is really backward is that view. The article mentioned his conversation with several Igorots - Lulu Fang-Asan a professor at Benguet State University; Tony Gomowad, an Episcopal priest and Igorot activist; Caridad Fiar-Od, a retired professor; and Gloria Golocan, president of BIBAK of the Pacific Northwest, and an Igorot nurse based in Seattle. Full Article: Getting it right 100 years later; Photo Credit: Igorot Village: Then & Now

2 comments:

P.Dieter June 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

It was a wonderful weekend. I wrote a bit about it in my blog
http://web.me.com/riverwader/blog/Embracing_the_Chaos/Entries/2009/6/8_Igorot_Ak_(I%E2%80%99m_Igorot).html

First pinikpikan I've had in over 20 years. the Igorots totally owned the festival at the Seattle Center and made it the best Pagdiriwang the city has ever had. BIBAK did a great job with the whole production and indeed brought the history full circle.

I got to help a bit on construction day to and put this video together as well.

http://homepage.mac.com/riverwader/.Movies/gongs.mov

Anonymous January 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

8th Igorot International Consultation /
Vancouver & Igorot Village 2010
4-8 August 2010
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, CANADA

link to website : IIC-8:http://igorotglobal .org/cms/

Cliff Belgica
Chairperson, Planning Committee
IIC-8 Vancouver & Igorot Village 2010
(BIBAKBC@gmail. com)

IGOROT VILLAGE 2010 : In commemoration of all the Igorot Villages put up in world fairs just over a century ago...