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Mapping home and hoping for recognition

  • Evi Mariani

    The Jakarta Post

| Sat, July 17 2010 | 11:03 am
Mapping home and hoping for recognition

PREMIUM What is in a map? Borders, territory and more than that, recognition, especially for the Dayak communities whose lives depend on the natural forests, which the government sees as a potential revenue stream.Residents of Benua Tengah kampung in Kapuas Hulu are keen to map their own territory. Having occupied the land for generations, the Dayak Taman Embaloh tribe does not possess any documents suppo...