In celebration of Universal Human Rights Day this December 10, Gateway Gallery invites the public to a meaningful and relevant talk that highlights the country’s marginalized brothers and sisters– the indigenous peoples. The KulturaSerye talk, which airs on December 11, Saturday, at 2 pm, is entitled INDIGENIUS: The Wisdom of Philippine Indigenous Peoples.

Two speakers, Dr. Jimmy Fong and Klarise Fortaleza, will be providing updated information and insights on the local knowledge and resilience of our country’s IPs. Dr. Jimmy Fong, who will deliver the talk Katutubong Kaalaman at Galing, Pambansang Pamana, will discuss the local knowledge or wisdom of the local IPs and how they apply it in their daily life and customs. He will also talk about  the research and documentation on the country’s IPs. Mr. Fong is the Dean of the College of Arts and Communication at the University of the Philippines Baguio. He teaches Journalism, Ibaloy language, and Indigenous Studies. He is also a Commissioner, representing the languages of the northern Philippine cultural communities, at the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

Klarise Fortaleza of the Commission on Human Rights will discuss in her talk Resilience and Remedial Mechanisms, the resilience of the IPs, their rights, current challenges, and the remedial mechanisms currently in place. She will also delve into the programs and actions that the Commission on Human Rights has done for our IPs. She is the current Officer-in-Charge of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Center under the Centers Management Office of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines. Her work focuses mainly on business and human rights, environment and climate change, human settlements, and indigenous peoples.

INDIGENIUS is the last KulturaSerye for the year 2021. KulturaSerye regularly tackles, through live webinars, various cultural and historical issues and themes in relation to national development. It is aired live and for free from the Gateway Gallery Facebook Page. KulturaSeyre issues E-Certificates to those who watched and answered its Online Feedback Form.

KulturaSerye is supported by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation and the Philippine Online Student Tambayan (The Post), the official Media Partner of KulturaSerye.

Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta City. It is open daily, from 10 am to 7 pm, and is free to the public. It is located at the 5th Floor, Gateway Tower, Araneta City, QC. For inquiries on KulturaSerye and other programs, pls contact us at, or contact us in our Facebook (GatewayGalleryPh), Twitter (gateway_gallery),  and Instagram (  accounts. You can also email us at

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