Tuesday, September 19, 2017

indonesia-hiIndonesia has a population of approximately 250 million. The government recognizes 1,128 ethnic groups. The Ministry of Social Affairs identifies some indigenous communities as komunitas adat terpencil (geographically-isolated indigenous communities). However, many more peoples self-identify or are considered by others as indigenous. Recent government Acts and Decrees use the term masyarakat adat to refer to indigenous peoples. (IWGIA)

Letter of Concern: Arrest of 31 members of Pandumaan Sipituhuta Indigenous...

26 February 2013 H.E Mr.ZulkifliHasan Minister of Forestry, Republic of Indonesia GedungPusatKehutananManggalaWanabakti Blok I Lantai 4 Jl. GatotSubroto - Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270 Telp. +6221 5731820 / +6221...

HerStory 3

In 2013, AIPP published ‘HerStory of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice’, off the back of the...

Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed...

Indonesia: Case study on “Mobilization, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities”

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold...

Indigenous Peoples and ASEAN Integration

The ASEAN Community aimed to be achieved by end 2015 has already has been declared...

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in...

Abdon Nababan: Defender of Indonesia’s indigenous peoples

JAKARTA, Indonesia — At first glance, Abdon Nababan looks like a regular man. He is slim,...

INTERVIEW-First woman to lead Indonesia’s indigenous peoples alliance

"Indigenous women face discrimination on several fronts... this has strengthened our resolve to assert our...

Indigenous communities resisting dams in Indonesia claim they face repression, rights abuses

Residents of Seko, in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, allege their communities are being ‘terrorized’ as a...

Indonesia: First woman to lead world’s largest indigenous peoples alliance

Rukka Sombolinggi's selection as next secretary general of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the...

Indigenous Indonesians at a Crossroads

TANJUNG GUSTA, SUMATRA —  The face of Indonesian President Joko Widodo was splashed all over posters...