Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Indonesian tribes rally for land rights

Fearing extinction, tribes in Indonesia call on the government to protect their land rights. Thousands of tribal Indonesians gathered on Sumatra, urging President Joko Widodo to protect...

Indonesia: Jokowi cancels appearance at rare indigenous peoples congress

This week marks the fifth congress of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago. The event takes place once every five years. Indonesian...

Indonesian president hands over management of forests to indigenous people

President Joko Widodo has bestowed the right to manage customary forests on nine indigenous communities, heralding the end of decades of uncertainty and the...

Photos: Indonesia’s far-flung indigenous seek audience in Jakarta

A grand march in the capital to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. A three-day event to honor the International Day...

Indonesia’s forest fires threaten Sumatra’s few remaining Orang Rimba

Fires lit to clear ground for planting, mainly palm oil, have ravaged Sumatra’s forests, endangering the indigenous tribes who live in them. “Our main goal...

Indonesia: Pressure grows on Jakarta to tackle indigenous rights abuses

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Indonesia's government is under pressure to boost protection for indigenous peoples' rights, after a state-led inquiry identified 40 cases in which...

Indonesia: Govt yet to grant rights to indigenous communities

An extensive study by the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has found that the absence of formal recognition by the State with...

Indonesia: “Slash and burn” works, given time and space

If managed well, swidden farming in Borneo can provide vital ecosystem services and protect biodiversity, study says. It’s long been stigmatized, blamed for destroying forests...

Indonesia: House blasted for abandoning indigenous rights bill

The Alliance of Indigenous People (AMAN) has criticized the House of Representatives for not listing the recognition and protection of the rights of indigenous...