Support the Ifugao Hut Healing Project


A wise elder once said, “Don’t worry about indigenous people disappearing. All it takes is for one of them to have a dream and everything comes alive again.”

Our Ifugao Mombaki/Shaman, Mamerto Tindongan, had a dream about building a traditional Ifugao hut. In his dream, he saw the hut at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair in Missouri.

He woke up with a clear message: Heal the site where Filipino indigenous peoples from various tribes were taken captive and displayed as “savages” at the Fair. Heal the descendants of the colonized and the colonizer, the dream told him.

We are building the Traditional Ifugao Hut in Ohio led by Ifugao Mombaki, Mamerto Tindongan. Our vision is to do an on-site installation and healing ritual at the site of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair in Missouri.

 Won’t you help us build this life-size Traditional Ifugao Hut through a tax-deductible contribution?

The Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) has generously offered to match donations to the Ifugao Hut Healing Project up to $2000. This campaign will end on December 15, 2014

To make a donation to complete the match:                              

  1. Please write a check to: Sonoma County JACL
  2. Write on check: Ifugao Healing Project
  3. Mail to:  

Sonoma County JACL

515 Petaluma Avenue

Sebastopol, CA 95472                            


Ifugao Healing Hut Project Information links:–news/ifugao-hut-project-update


If you want to be a part of this project, please join our Facebook group, Villagers Commune or contact us:

Mamerto Tindongan, Ifugao Hut builder:   740-517-5018

Maria Odiamar Racho:

Maria Booth:

Yvonne T. Hortillo:

Leny Strobel, of Center for Babaylan Studies:


Project collaborators:

Rex Delson, of BIBAK Breaths of Heritage:

Nelson Anderson, of ROK Films:


This Project is sponsored by the CENTER FOR BABAYLAN STUDIES


Maraming Salamat for your support!