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Respecting Indigenous Peoples’ Agrarian Rights will Save Indonesia

Bogor, October 19, 2013 – ‘The struggle of the indigenous peoples is the struggle to free the Archipelago from oppression and restore it back to the people,’ said the Secretary General of the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) Abdon Nababan in Bogor, on Saturday 19 October 2013. His remarks came at the opening of a book discussion for Orang Indonesia dan Tanahnya (Indonesian People and their Land),byCornelis van

Indigenous communities deploy high-tech mapmaking to staunch global land grab Published On Friday, August 30, 2013

Published On Friday, August 30, 2013 SAMOSIR, NORTH SUMATRA (30 August 2013)—With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries. “It’s amazing to see indigenous groups from all

Indonesia and the Denial of Indigenous Peoples’ Existence

A recent opinion editorial from a member of Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights, Hafid Abbas, attempts to claim that there are no Indigenous People within the state of Indonesia. Abbas seeks to argue that prior to Dutch colonialism, which introduced the term, Indigenous, –”to disintegrate the unity of Indonesia as a nation”–there was a unified Indonesia. That the South Sulawesi independent Kingdom of Bone, neighboring independent kingdom of Gowa,

Joint Press Release Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) and Samdhana Institute

Embargoed: 16 April 2013, 07.00 WIB Fighting for Ancestral Land, Aleta Ba’un Wins Goldman Environmental Prize 2013 Jakarta, 16 April 2013 – The Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) warmly welcomes the conferment of Goldman Environmental Prize 2013 on Aleta Ba’un, known as Mama Aleta, a member of AMAN’s National Council (DAMANAS) representing Bali and Nusa Tenggara region. Mama Aleta was selected by an international jury committee from confidential

Press Conference - Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN)

HALT THE DISCUSSION AND LEGALIZATION OF THE DRAFT ACT ON ERADICATION OF FOREST DESTRUCTION (RUU P2H) Indigenous Peoples have long been urging the forest reform. In each Congress of the Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (KMAN), National Working Meeting of AMAN (Rakernas AMAN) and meeting of AMAN’s various level organizers, criticism directed at the Act No. 41/1999 on Forestry (UUK) is always present. The criticisms and urges voiced to reform