Joydah Mae: Ibaloi, Igorot - Maharlika (colonised name - PHILIPPINES)
I come from the lines of Ibaloi, Spanish, Japanese, First-Nation Siamese Thai, born and raised in the village Kabayan. I've lived the village way, connected to the earth, nature, maramataka, in community, guided by the indigenous ways. Remembering, ancestral knowledge, grass roots movements that helps the community, especially children and bringing the ancient knowledge to the present and future are concepts and commitments that are important to me. And LOVE is in the forefront of all that I do.