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ancestral land

Land, subject to property rights within the ancestral domain already existing or vested upon the effectively of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997, occupied, possessed and utilized by individuals, families, clans, who are members of ICC or IP since time immemorial, by themselves or through their predecessors-in-interest, under a claim of individual or traditional group ownership, continuously to the present except when interrupted by war, force majeure , deceit stealth, or as a consequences of government projects and other voluntary dealings entered into by the government and private individuals/corporations, including, but not limited to, residential lots, rice terraces or paddies, private forests, swidden farms and tree lots.