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Long, winding road for indigenous rights

  • Dean Yulindra Affandi
    Dean Yulindra Affandi


Jakarta | Mon, July 30, 2018 | 01:34 pm
Long, winding road for indigenous rights A village boy poses for the camera with traditional houses in the background in Wae Rebo, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. ( Das)

PREMIUM Although they have the strongest historical and emotional ties to their land, indigenous groups in Indonesia are at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to secured land tenure rights and legal access to natural resources. For the greater part of history, indigenous communities have been trying in vain to assert their traditional rights and redefine their role in Indonesian statehood. 

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