Guiding Principles for Collaboration and Partnership Between Subnational Governments, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

www.aman.or.id – In 2014, Governors from the member states and provinces of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) adopted the landmark Rio Branco Declaration (RBD) at the GCF Task Force Annual Meeting in Rio Branco, Brazil. The RBD commits GCF Task Force members to reducing deforestation and promoting sustainable, low-emissions economic development across state and provincial jurisdictions while forging partnerships and sharing benefits with indigenous peoples

AMAN Secretary General's Closing Speech at Global Climate Action Summit

Good afternoon, I would like to begin by acknowledging the Ohlone and Coast Miwak Peoples on whose ancestral lands we now gather. Indigenous peoples and governments don’t have a great history. But we are rewriting history so that we have a bright future together. It hasn’t always been easy, but earlier this week, we took a big step forward. On Monday, a global coalition of indigenous peoples, local communities, and subnational governments

Rise for Climate March, AMAN: Adopt Indigenous Peoples Bill

San Francisco, www.aman.or.id – Indigenous Peoples from across the globe joined the crowd of 30.000 people in a march against climate change on the route to Global Climate Action Summit in the downtown of San Francisco, Saturday (8/9). All participants brought their attributes and some of them dressed up uniquely to echo their common message: reduce GHG emission to combat climate change. Indigenous Peoples and members of local communities participated


The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN), representing more then 2000 indigenous communities throughout Indonesia, condemns the recent action taken by the Philippines Government to criminalize leaders of the Philippines Indigenous Peoples movement as well as indigenous leaders working in the international arena. Latest, a petition filed in court by the Philippine State Prosecutor of the Department of Justice (DOJ), seek to have a number of indigenous peoples’

Centralising and Integrating Data to Promote Indigenous Peoples Territories

Koha, Minahasa – The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) held a focussed yet relaxed workshop at the Yosep Wanua Koha Building, Minahasa Regency, on Wednesday 14 March 2018 to discuss its integrated data centre and monitoring system application, both of which will encourage the process of customary territory recognition and improve the work performance of both AMAN organisation and AMAN cadres. Guest speaker Idaman Andarmosoko, an information management

Wanua Koha: Agricultural Area and History

Wanua Koha, or Koha Village, is populated by indigenous communities of the Minahasa group known for their fertile agricultural areas. Wanua Koha is famous for producing palawija, which includes cloves, nutmeg, and coffee. Therefore, for indigenous peoples in Waua Koha, land forms an important part of their lives. Wanua Koha is also an important place for the history of the Minahasa group. Located on top of the hills, the village

Why is the Fifth National Working Meeting in Wanua Koha?   

  Wanua Koha, in the Mandolang Subdistrict, is one part of the Tobulu Pineleng indigenous community in Minahasa, North Sulawesi. Wanua Koha (or Koha village) has inherited the traditions of daily life in the Minahasan community. One tradition that still continues is Mapalus, the tradition of gotong-royong or mutual help. For Nedine Helena Sulu, who is also a member of the AMAN National Council and a member of Barisan Pemuda Adat Nusantara (AMAN’s indigenous youth wing organisation),