IIC-5 July 1-4 2004

IIC-5 will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in July 1 - 4, 2004, to coincide with the centennial celebration of the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, where more than 100 Igorots were exhibited as simply “dog-eating curiosities.” An IIC-5 planning committee has been formed to specifically plan and carry out this consultation. Edwin Abeya, the ceo of Igo has been named to chair the IIC-5 planning committee. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please e-mail Ed Abeya at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information please refer to the minutes of the IIC-5 planning committee meeting that was held July 25, 2003. (click here for the minutes in Microsoft Word.) To download a registration form in either MS Word or PDF format, please navigate to the "Forms for downloading" page.

Karl Kindt, a professor at a St. Louis university and his wife, Margie, both of whom were instrumental in bringing about a successful cultural exchange program between some Igorots in the USA and the Wydowm Middle School in St. Louis in May 2000, are members of the IIC-5 planning committee and are active in helping put this consultation together. If you wish to help in the planning of IIC-5 contact Edwin Abeya at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . See you all in St. Louis.

IIC-5 Souvenir Program

“Indescribably Grand.” This is how Martha Clevenger of the Missouri Historical Society described the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri in a book, “Diaries and Letters From The 1904 World’s Fair,” which she edited. “Indescribably Grand” is also a fitting description of the 5th Igorot International Consultation in St. Louis, Missouri on July 1 – 4, 2004. One hundred years ago, a group of indigenous tribes from North Central Philippines called Igorots, were on display at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. One hundred years later, descendants of these Igorots return to St. Louis to participate in the centennial celebration of the 1904 World’s Fair and to attend the 5th Igorot International Consultation. This is an historic event. In attendance will be people from all over the globe and from all walks of life. They will come to participate and experience an Igorot cultural and education extravaganza – workshops, seminars, exhibits, trade booths, an ecumenical memorial service, a grand reunion; a showcase of Igorot pride, intelligence, simplicity, and vision for the future.

 
Design by Next Level Design Lizenztyp CC