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Indigenous & Minority Rights

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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

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

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

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

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