Oil Palm Free Islands
Indigenous communities fight off conflict palm oil
- Participatory-made film
Known as Gugun
Mentawai activist working at Yayasan Citra Mandiri Mentawai (YCMM) as Regional Coordinator. He works closely with Mentaw...
AMAN stands for Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara, the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago. AMAN is a representative ...
Jargarian land is a local name for Aru Archipelago. Indeed, not many know the territory that became part of the Maluku. Aru consist of 187 islands large and small settled indigenous peoples living in these islands maintaining the integrity of the Aru Islands indigenous communities until now. In 2012, there was a sudden survey and […]
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