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First woman elected to lead indigenous communities

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Tanjung Gusta, North Sumatra | Tue, March 21 2017 | 01:26 am

PREMIUM For the first time in history, the archipelago’s indigenous people have a woman leading them for the next five years, giving more power to indigenous women who often face violence and discrimination in their fight for fair treatment.

Rukka Sombolinggi of Toraja, South Sulawesi, was elected secretary-general, the highest post, of the Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN)...