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Celebrating AMAN's 20th Anniversary

March 17 2019 marks AMAN’s 20th anniversary fighting for land rights, human rights & recognition, protecting forests, celebrating ancestral knowledge and much much more. 

Here is a curated selection of films highlighting their work.

Hope

The indigenous people of Sungai Utik, a Dayak Iban community in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, have maintained a strong traditional connection to their forests despite continuous pressure from logging and palm oil companies intent on taking their land. Their forests remain intact and their traditional values are keeping their community together. If we want to keep […]

"The forest should be maintained and preserved'"

Mentawai people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands in the West Sumatra province of Indonesia. Ocha Mariadi is a shaman. He s....

Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita - the anthem!

Song written by Dadang in 2015 - two years on it has become the anthem for the movement!

Credit Nanang Sujana
Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara

From Our Ancestors

In a rapidly dwindling community forest the people of Pandumaan & Sipituhuta have put up a strong fight to stop the growth of monoculture eucalyptus plantations. But the aggressive actions of the company & its close alignment with local politicians & the police have led this struggle down a dark path – protests, intimidation, arrests […]

Semunying

Jail is the reward for Momonus and Jamaludin to defend their ancestral lands. For 12 years already these Semunying indigenous territories have been controlled by P.T. In Ledo Lestari. Their dense forest had been turned into a palm oil plantation landscape. Although they have been persecuted and abused in their ancestral land, their fight is […]

Save Seko

Despite their customary land being recognised by the Indonesian Government in 2012, the Seko community have been defending their land against large-scale energy development for the last 3 years. In 2016, 14 community leaders were criminalized, including 1 woman. They were sentenced for at least 7 months. They oppose a large scale hydro-electric power plant, […]

Dayaks and Drones

Even a well-managed, recognised forest faces constant challenges but innovative drone GPS technology, cooperative campaigning, local government support and eco-tourism are helping the Setulang people thrive. They have shown that community rights, the environment and development go hand in hand. Setulang boasts clean water, sustainable fishing and hunting, building materials, fruit and traditional medicine, a […]

Forest People of Tobelo Halmahera

On the island of Halmahera, North Mollucas, more than 300 mining permits threaten the existence of priceless tropical forests. Illegal logging is also a problem for indigenous people in the village of Forest Tobelo people in Dodaga village. Deeply concerned with the condition of their forests that they struggle to resist.

indonesia film festival

Indonesia Roadshow - March 2015 - 4 events across 4 islands.

Indonesia Indigenous Peoples Conference - Symposium

The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanj...e.

Indonesia Indigenous Conference - Workshops from Day 1

The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanj...e.

Indonesia Indigenous Peoples Congress - Day 2

The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanj...e.

Reportase KMANV: Day 3 - Official Opening

The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanj...I.

Why is KMANV so important?

AMAN members must be present at Congress and together we will envisage the future of the indigenous peoples’ movement. All the suppor...w?

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