Civil Society Condemns Human Rights Violations against Indigenous Peoples in West Papua 

An ongoing armed conflict in West Papua between the Indonesian military and the separatist movement finds ordinary Indigenous Peoples caught in the middle, resulting in deaths and violations of their rights.  Since 1963, when the Indonesian government formally took administrative control of West Papua, the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) have carried out security operations criticised for their violence and intimidation of Indigenous Peoples in West Papua. The TNI have stepped

Indonesia: Rollback in the Time of COVID-19

Summary   This paper highlights the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and disenfranchised indigenous peoples and forest communities in Indonesia. The lack of adequate protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and their territories before the pandemic has been made worse by a lack of protection during the pandemic. The challenges faced by forest communities during the pandemic show that access to land and natural resources is crucial

Appraising Economic Performance Of Indigenous  People's Sustainable Landscape Management

VALUE IN SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT IN 6 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TERRITORIES 1. Indigenous Peoples Community of Karang – Lebak Regency – Banten 2. Indigenous Peoples Community of Kajang – Bulukumba Regency – South Sulawesi 3. Indigenous Peoples Community of Kaluppini – Enrekang Regency – South Sulawesi 4. Indigenous Peoples Community of Seberuang, Riam Batu Village – Sintang Regency – West Kalimantan 5. Indigenous Peoples Community of Saureinu – Mentawai Island Regency

Call for Donation: Helping the Indigenous Peoples Fight Against COVID-19

Indigenous Peoples are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Those without secure tenure, and particularly those whose lands have been seized and are forced to live as palm oil farmers are among the MOST THREATENED because of their simultaneous interconnections to global supply chains, and the lack of state health care and services. Indigenous Peoples have undertaken various initiatives in response to COVID-19 including rituals, independent quarantines, lockdown of indigenous

Arresting Philip Jacobson Is A Threat Against Press Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights

STATEMENT OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ALLIANCE OF THE ARCHIPELAGO (AMAN) “ARRESTING PHILIP JACOBSON IS A THREAT AGAINST PRESS FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, and HUMAN RIGHTS”   Jakarta – Philip Jacobson, international award-winning editor, who is working for the Mongabay environmental news media was arrested on Monday, January 21, 2020, while he was in Palangkaraya to prepare a report about Indigenous Peasants. Currently, Jacobson is being held at the Palangkaraya Detention Center, Central

Statement of AMAN/The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of The Archipelago Related To The Siege and Recent Attacks Against Papua Students In Surabaya

Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) or The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago strongly condemned the siege and attacks by a group of members of mass organizations and state apparatus (police and army) against Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, on Friday night (August 16, 2019). The siege was accompanied by acts of violence and racist insults. In particular, we condemn the Indonesian military and police who are actually involved

Special Rapporteur's Statement About Biodiversity Report and Indigenous Peoples

Jakarta (6 May 2019), www.aman.or.id – In releasing its massive, 1800-page report today on the state of global biodiversity, the United Nations recognized for the first time that the world’s Indigenous Peoples are central to helping humanity stop the terrible destruction of the Earth’s plant and animal life. But we too are at risk, and with us the job we have been doing as Nature’s guardians. Based on the work