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Augusto B. Gatmaytan
Lawyer and Advocate for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Augusto B. Gatmaytan is currently engaged in fieldwork amongst the Agusan Manobo peoples of Mindanao. He also serves as Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines in Mindanao. A lawyer and an advocate of indigenous people's rights, Augusto has been working in this field since 1985. Among his many scholarly publications, he recently edited the book Negotiating Autonomy: Case Studies of Philippine Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights published by the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Inc.-Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines and the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs. He can be reached at


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