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May 10, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - May 10, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In a bid to protect their land and forests, a group of environmental activists from the Awyu region has filed for intervention at the Jakarta Administrative Court.

April 10, 2023

Mongabay - April 10, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), the main advocacy group for Indigenous communities in Indonesia, has won a 2023 Skoll Award for

March 27, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - March 27, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) asks the Head of the Investment and One-Stop Integrated Service Office of Papua Province to immediately revoke Decree No.

February 17, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - February 17, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Head of the Campus Coalition for Papuan Democracy Marudut Hasugian said his team had conducted field research on politics of natural resource management and the livelih

December 27, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - December 27, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Harry Woersok from the Vertenten MSC Papua Study Center said the food estate program run by the central government in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province, destroyed t

October 26, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - October 26, 2022

Sentani, Jubi – Secretary-General of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) Rukka Sombolinggi has called on all indigenous peoples in the archipelago to rise up and u

Tabloid Jubi - October 26, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Customary Council (DAP) recommended a number of important points in one of the Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago Congress' (KMAN VI) workshops in Enggros

October 24, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - October 24, 2022

Sentani, Jubi – Chairman of the sixth Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago Congress (KMAN VI) Estobio Rero Renggi said the congress' opening ceremony to be held in Tanah Tabi, Jayapura

September 19, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - September 19, 2022

Sentani, Jubi – Ondofolo and khoselo (tribal chiefs) of Nendali Village, East Sentani District wanted to push for the topic of loss of customary rights in Papua to become a strategic is

July 28, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 28, 2022

Merauke, Jubi – Lawmakers of the Merauke Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) are worried about the lives of indigenous Papuans who are deemed threatened by the rapid investment in plant

July 27, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 27, 2022

Wamena, Jubi – As the law on the formation of new Papua provinces was passed, one of which was the establishment of the Mountainous Papua Province with its capital in Wamena, the Huwula

May 5, 2022

Mongabay - May 5, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An independent initiative in Indonesia has mapped Indigenous lands covering an area half the size of Germany since it began in 2010, nearly a third of it i

February 10, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - February 10, 2022

Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – Papua land is increasingly being targeted by investors, especially investors in oil palm plantations and mining.

December 29, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 29, 2021

Boven Digoel, Jubi – Oil palm plantation company Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) Group in collaboration with the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Papua Representative held human r

December 20, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 20, 2021

Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – The agenda on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also favor the interests and needs of Indigenous Peoples, Ministry of Education and Culture's dir

December 13, 2021

Mongabay - December 13, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Indonesia has rejected a bid by two palm oil companies to have their permits restored after they were scrapped by local authorities for a litany

December 7, 2021

Aljazeera - December 7, 2021

An Indonesian court has delivered a landmark victory for Indigenous rights in a case that pitted West Papuan activists against several palm oil companies.

Suara Papua - December 7, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Aimas – Supporting the regional government's plan to revoke the business permits of three palm oil companies, at least 53 organisations have decided to spend the night at

December 2, 2021

UCA News - December 2, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An Indonesian Christian governor is under fire for threatening and insulting indigenous people protesting against land earmarked as a site for a cattle development

November 26, 2021

Mongabay - November 26, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Natalia Laurensia Carmelia Yewen, Sorong, Indonesia – An Indigenous clan in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua has had its rights to its ancestral lands and for

October 26, 2021

Radio New Zealand - October 26, 2021

An environmental NGO has hailed a West Papua district head's decision to recognise customary land rights.

August 18, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - August 18, 2021

Timoteus Marten, Jayapura – Most of the customary land in Wembi Village, Manam District, Keerom Regency has been taken for oil palm plantations and other development projects.

August 16, 2021

Tempo - August 16, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN) on Monday criticized President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for wearing a traditional clothing of th

August 4, 2021

Mongabay - August 4, 2021

Elviza Diana, Sapariah Saturi, Yitno Suprapto, Jakarta and jambi, Indonesia – As Indonesia reels from a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a requirement that vaccine reci

July 19, 2021

Radio New Zealand - July 19, 2021

A New Zealand explorer who trekked in West Papua before Indonesian rule says he's saddened to see what colonisation has done to the region's indigenous people.

March 31, 2021

Straits Times - March 31, 2021

Jakarta (Reuters) – An ambitious Indonesian project to create a single database of the country's land area and stop conflicts is destined to flounder unless it includes maps created by

September 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 5, 2020

Lawmakers will push for the House of Representatives to endorse the indigenous peoples bill during the next plenary meeting in order to speed up the bill's deliberation.

August 20, 2020

Reuters - August 20, 2020

Febriana Firdaus, Bali, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Housewife Kristina 'Katy' Wambon rarely serves rice for breakfast.

August 14, 2020

The Conversation - August 14, 2020

Fidelis Eka Satriastanti and Sophie Chao – Indigenous People fought alongside youth movements in the creation of an Indonesian nation.

August 6, 2020

Thomson Reuters Foundation - August 6, 2020

Harry Jacques, Jakarta – Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half – an area twice the size of Los Angeles – because of the co

July 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 23, 2020

Jakarta – Indigenous faith group Sunda Wiwitan has said local authorities have committed a human rights violation by closing off a tomb built by the group's followers in West Java.

July 16, 2020

Tempo - July 16, 2020

On July 9, 2020, 14 Indonesian indigenous and human rights organisations, and the Forest Peoples Programme, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Rac

June 25, 2020

Thomson Reuters Foundation - June 25, 2020

Harry Jacques, Denpasar, Bali – Jangat Pico, a member of the Orang Rimba indigenous people who live on Indonesia's Sumatra island, was reluctant to say the name of the new coronavirus

June 16, 2020

Agence France-Presse - June 16, 2020

Agnes Anya, Trunyan, Indonesia – For centuries Bali's Trunyanese people have left their dead to decompose in the open, the bodies placed in bamboo cages until only the skeletons remain

April 19, 2020

Joint Press Release - April 19, 2020

A logging company, PT Wanagalang Utama, is felling timber on indigenous land from Aisnak, in the Far South East Aifat subdistrict, Maybrat Regency, to as far as South Moskona subdistri

April 2, 2020

The Conversation - April 2, 2020

Lies Wijayanti Rahayu Faida – Indonesia is home to the third-largest tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo.

April 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 1, 2020

Jon Afrizal and Markus Makur, Jambi and East Manggarai – Indigenous communities across Indonesia are scrambling with their own ways to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in their homeland

February 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2020

Belseran Christ, Maluku – The Eastern Seram Police have released four locals as of Thursday but continued to detain 22 others from Sabuai village, Siwalat district, Eastern Seram regen

February 4, 2020

South China Morning Post - February 4, 2020

Ade Mardiyati – One afternoon in May 1998, Eddy Tjondronimpuno Tambuang was at work when he heard that riots were erupting across Jakarta.

January 31, 2020

The Conversation - January 31, 2020

Truly Santika, Matthew Struebig and Sugeng Budiharta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration will continue giving permits for local communities and indigenous peoples to mana

December 10, 2019

Detik News - December 10, 2019

Jakarta – The Secretary General of the Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) Rukka Sombolinggi says that traditional communities are desperately waiting for the ratification

November 21, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 21, 2019

Jakarta – A Chinese-Indonesian student has submitted a judicial review to the Constitutional Court challenging an article of the Law on Yogyakarta's special status that bars Indonesian

November 17, 2019

Detik News - November 17, 2019

Yulida Medistiara, Jakarta – The Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) has criticised the government's plan for couples to take pre-marital lessons on family life and childre

September 30, 2019

South China Morning Post - September 30, 2019

Randy Mulyanto – Fong Kui Kong, the head of the only Chinese temple in East Timor's capital, Dili, welcomes visitors who come seeking blessings for their children's health or the new b

September 23, 2019

SBS News - September 23, 2019

Nick Baker – Indigenous people around Indonesia are losing their forests to palm oil plantations at a "massive scale", according to a rights group.

September 21, 2019

Human Rights Watch - September 21, 2019

Nazish Dholakia and Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu – In recent years, Indonesia's forests have been razed at an astonishing rate to make way for oil palm plantations – palm oil being a lucrative

July 17, 2019

Jakarta Post - July 17, 2019

Jakarta – On May 16, 2012, the Constitutional Court restored the rights of indigenous peoples over customary forests. This decision has had wide implications.

July 15, 2019

Tempo - July 15, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – An anthropology lecturer at the University of Cendrawasih in Jayapura, Hari Suroto expressed his concern over the diminishing users of the local traditional 'koteka'

June 26, 2019

Jakarta Post - June 26, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Lake Toba Authority (BPODT) has ordered an indigenous tribe who live near the massive lake to leave a state-owned land plot upon accusations that they have

June 14, 2019

Reuters - June 14, 2019

Bangkok – A pledge by Indonesia to hand back control of customary forests to indigenous people is being hampered by overlapping land claims for mines, plantations, forests and public l