Saliksik-Kordilyera: Papers on Indigenous Practice, Ritual Life and Oral Tradition

Delfin Tolentino


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Saliksik-Kordilyera: Papers on Indigenous Practice, Ritual Life and Oral Tradition

This volume gathers together the first five lectures in the Saliksik-Kordilyera Lecture Series hosted by the University of the Philippines Baguio. The series commenced in late 2011 with Rosario de Santos del Rosario's lecture on the Ifugao traditional song repertoire, followed by Albert Bacdayan's talk on the Kankanaey ritual known as the "senga." Then came Esteban Magannon's lecture on the mandadawak and Kalinga traditional healing practice. The last two lectures were given by Gaston Kibiten and Scott Magkachi Saboy who talked about contemporary Kankanaey clan reunions and the Kalinga cultural form known as ullalim, respectively. Together, these papers represent the work of both established and promising scholars, and provide an idea of the range of scholarly research and analysis conducted under the rubric of Cordillera Studies.