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Indigenous & Minority Rights

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July 2, 2024

Mongabay - July 2, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – German chemical giant BASF and French miner Eramet have pulled out of a multibillion-dollar "green energy" project in Indonesia because of its impact on on

June 28, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

The Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (BPN) and the government of Sorong Regency, Southwest Papua (Papua Barat Daya) Province, are being urged to re

June 25, 2024

Mongabay - June 25, 2024

Titik Kartitiani, Pulang Pisau, Indonesia – Bandi paddled through the black swamp, passing alongside banks of high brush outside Kalawa village here in the south of Borneo Island.

June 13, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 13, 2024

On 10 June 2024, the Papua Bali Student Community Student Association, in collaboration with IMMAPPA Bali and AMP KK Bali, organised a peaceful demonstration in Denpasar to support the

Suara Papua - June 13, 2024

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – The Papua Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has condemned the repressive actions by police against a peaceful protest by the Bali Papua Community Stud

June 12, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 12, 2024

The recent slogan "All Eyes on Papua" emerged in response to the viral "All Eyes on Rafah" campaign on Instagram.

June 9, 2024

Suara Papua - June 9, 2024

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Indonesian social media has been enlivened by the call "All Eyes on Papua" which has gone viral over the last few days and attracted an extraordinary amount of a

June 7, 2024

Suara Papua - June 7, 2024

Jayapura – Solidarity and support against the expropriation and destruction of customary forests in the land of Papua is broadening, with several groups, including soccer players joinin

Human Rights Monitor - June 7, 2024

Indigenous communities in Kapiraya district, Deiyai Regency, Papua Tengah (Central Papua) Province, are actively protesting the operations of PT Zoomlion, a Chinese company, which enter

Mongabay - June 7, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A campaign calling for the protection of Indigenous peoples' customary forests in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua has gone viral, with the campaign

Human Rights Monitor - June 7, 2024

The local Government of Sorong Selatan Regency has officially recognized the indigenous peoples and customary territories of four sub-tribes in Konda District through a Regent Decree.

June 6, 2024

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Intan Setiawanty, Jakarta – The 'All Eyes on Papua' campaign has been trending on social media amid rampant land confiscation from indigenous peoples in Papua.

June 5, 2024

Agence France-Presse - June 5, 2024

A campaign seeking to drive support for Indigenous tribes fighting palm oil plantations in eastern Indonesia is spreading widely online after taking inspiration from an AI-generated ima

Tempo - June 5, 2024

Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Executive Director of the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development or INFID, Iwan Misthohizzaman, stated that clearing customary forests in Papu

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Antara, Bekasi – Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (ATR/BPN), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, has assured that the government will not harm lo

Benar News - June 5, 2024

Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Indonesia – Indonesia is going ahead with a project to convert millions of acres in Papua into a gigantic sugarcane plantation so the restive region can become

June 4, 2024

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – Amid the recent 'All Eyes on Rafah' campaign, a similar movement 'All Eyes on Papua' gains momentum on social media, calling for Indonesian people's a

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Defara Dhanya, Jakarta – The regional police chief of Papua, Mathius Derek Fakhiri, warned investors not to violate the rights of Papua's indigenous people.

June 3, 2024

Asia today - June 3, 2024

Jakarta – The social media scene in Indonesia in the last few days has been filled with uploads of posters reading "All Eyes on Papua".

Suara Papua - June 3, 2024

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Customary forests that have been a source of livelihood for the Awyu tribe in Boven Digoel regency, South Papua, and the Moi Tribe in Sorong regency, West Papua,

May 28, 2024

Al Jazeera - May 28, 2024

Indigenous activists from the Indonesian province of West Papua have held traditional ceremonies outside the country's Supreme Court in Jakarta calling for their traditional land and fo

May 15, 2024

Mongabay - May 15, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Funding from the New Zealand government is helping Indigenous farmers in Indonesian Borneo improve their livelihoods while protecting their ancestral fores

Mongabay - May 15, 2024

Riyad Dafhi Rizki, Kambiayin, Indonesia – Eka Karlina repeats a mantra to her Dayak Pitap ancestors as she runs her fingers through the soil, combing the field in Kambiayin village for

May 9, 2024

Mongabay - May 9, 2024

Teguh Suprayitno, Sepintun, Indonesia – Past generations of Dahwas's family lived off the food and fuel growing all around them, traversing Sumatra's forest unobstructed whenever cultur

UCA News - May 9, 2024

Indonesia's top court has acquitted an indigenous Catholic farmer who was jailed for "encroaching" on a piece of land declared as a tourist park.

May 7, 2024

Mongabay - May 7, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fear among Indonesia's ruling class of losing control of natural resources to Indigenous people is why the country's parliament continues to delay passing

April 23, 2024

Mongabay - April 23, 2024

Richaldo Hariandja, Jakarta – Civil society advocates representing more than 2,000 customary communities in Indonesia have initiated last-ditch legal challenges over parliament's failur

Tempo - April 23, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim (Contributor), Jakarta – Bali Regional Secretary Dewa Made Indra asserted that the Melukat agenda, or the holy water purification ritual ceremony, for delegates of the 10t

March 26, 2024

Tempo - March 26, 2024

Jakarta – Indigenous people are taking legal action against the President and the DPR for delaying deliberations of a bill. It has taken second place to the interests of investors.

March 18, 2024

Mongabay - March 18, 2024

Sarjan Lahay, South Kulawi, Indonesia – In a forested valley in the interior of Sulawesi Island, Elisabet Heta gathers up a clutch of farming tools used by the Moa Indigenous people and

February 26, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - February 26, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) has urged the judge of the Manado State Administrative High Court to overturn the decision of the Jayapura State Administrativ

February 3, 2024

January 29, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 29, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Frits Ramandey, the Head of the Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua), emphasized that mining activities in the Wabu Block in Intan

January 26, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 26, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Jhon Magal, the Director of the Indigenous People's Institution of the Amungme Tribe (LEMASA), has requested President Joko Widodo to conduct a reevaluation of the seco

December 9, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - December 9, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Mukry M Hamadi, Chairman of Commission A of the Jayapura City Council, emphasized the necessity for the Jayapura City Administration to have detailed information regard

December 8, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - December 8, 2023

Wamena – Tens of Indigenous Papuan entrepreneurs and contractors in the Mountainous Papua Province protested at the Governor's office seeking assurances regarding job opportunities for

December 7, 2023

Mongabay - December 7, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indigenous people in Indonesia's easternmost South Papua province have lambasted a court's decision to reject their lawsuit that seeks to overturn an envir

November 30, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 30, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Knasaimos Indigenous Community has made a formal request for acknowledgement as an indigenous group to the South Sorong Indigenous Peoples Committee.

November 17, 2023

Banar News - November 17, 2023

Taufan Bustan, Sigi, Central Sulawesi – Every morning, Abter Tendesabu puts on his boots, grabs his machete and heads to his farm in the forest.

November 15, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 15, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Students and indigenous advocates protested at the Southwest Papua Forestry Office in Jayapura's Kilo 7 on Monday (13/11/2023), pleading to the Indonesian Minister of E

November 8, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 8, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Following the rejection of the Awyu Indigenous People's lawsuit against the Papua Province Investment and One-Stop Integrated Services Office (DPMPTSP) by the State Adm

November 7, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 7, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Benhur Wally, the chairperson of the Jayapura chapter of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) expressed concerns about the shrinking space for the

November 4, 2023

Agence-France Presse - November 4, 2023

Jakarta – An Indigenous tribe in Indonesia is at risk of losing vast swathes of ancestral forest after a court threw out its lawsuit against a palm oil firm, rights groups say.

November 3, 2023

Mongabay - November 3, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An independent initiative in Indonesia has ramped up its efforts in mapping Indigenous lands, with 6 million hectares (14.8 million acres) mapped in the pa

October 26, 2023

Mongabay - October 26, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has recognized community claims to ancestral forests in the Sumatran province of Aceh for the first time in history.

October 14, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - October 14, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Indigenous Papuans' traditional rights have been safeguarded through a Special Regional Regulation or Perdasus, as mandated by special autonomy.

October 10, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - October 10, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In 2001, Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) and Global Forest Watch (GFW) jointly published a report titled "Portrait of Indonesia's Forests," which included maps and photos dep

October 8, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - October 8, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Totok Dwi Diantoro, an expert witness for the Awyu Tribe in their environmental lawsuit, said the consent of indigenous peoples was an absolute prerequisite for grantin

September 20, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - September 20, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The dean of the Faculty of Social Science at Okmin University of Papua, Octaviaen Gerald Bidana said Papua's New Autonomous Region (DOB) established by the Central Gove

September 12, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - September 12, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Yustus Yekusamon, a key figure and driving force behind the economic progress of indigenous communities in Grime Nawa Valley, Jayapura Regency, is collaborating with th