The Sagada Igorots, commonly known as Northern Kankanaey, reside in western Mountain Province.
The kinship system of the Northern Kankanaeys is said to extend up to the close relatives of both sides of the family (bilateral). They worship nature spirits and their ancestors, for whom they have a very high regard. Rituals are performed during important milestones of their life cycle, and for the agricultural cycles. Farming is done on man-made rice terraces.
The Southern Kankanaeys inhabit Mankayan, Bakun, Kibungan, Buguias, and the upper half of Kapangan in Benguet Province, Cordillera Administrative Region. Like the Ibaloi (the other group of Benguet Igorot), the Southern Kankanaey are also called Benguet. The Ibaloi occupy the lower and more developed areas of the province, including the Baguio City and the vegetable-growing valley of La Trinidad. The Southern Kankanaeys are said to be an expansion of the northern Kankanaey group.