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Indigenous people to reclaim land after years of struggle

  • Hans Nicholas Jong

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, August 20 2016 | 09:54 am

PREMIUM For decades, indigenous people have been denied their rights to manage their own lands by the government.

Even when the forests have been managed for generations by their inhabitants, only the government has had the power to issue licenses for logging and plantations.

Forest areas have regularly been used by large corporations for industrial logging, pulp and paper and palm oil plan...