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Indigenous & Minority Rights

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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

September 5, 2023

Mongabay - September 5, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has recognized the rights of 15 Indigenous Dayak communities to forests on Borneo covering a combined area larger than Jakarta.

August 11, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - August 11, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, students, youth, and local communities in Jayapura City joined to commemorate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

August 6, 2023

Mirage News - August 6, 2023

Budiarti Putri (Greenpeace) – It was not until I went on a field trip to the traditional lands of the Auyu People (also written as Awyu in the Indonesian language) last June that I appr

July 28, 2023

Mongabay - July 28, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government plans this year to recognize community claims to ancestral forests in the Sumatran province of Aceh for the first time in history

July 25, 2023

Mongabay - July 25, 2023

Christ Belseran, Martha Dianti, Seram Island, Indonesia – Zainudin Kelsaba traversed across the eastern Seram highland and stopped at an ancient outcrop grown over by trees and scrub.

June 14, 2023

Sydney Morning Herald - June 14, 2023

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – The Indonesian government has agreed to consider facilitating a permanent online blackout in villages south-west of Jakarta after a

June 10, 2023

Agence-France Presse - June 10, 2023

Jakarta – An Indigenous community in Indonesia has requested an internet blackout in their area to minimize the "negative impact" of the online world, officials said Friday.

June 8, 2023

Al Jazeera - June 8, 2023

Peter Yeung, East Bintuni Regency, Indonesia – Striding barefoot through the emerald green jungle with a long wooden bow slung over his shoulder, Josep Ogoney points up at the tropical

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