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    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 forests we need to trust and support communities like the indigenous Dayak Iban. As they tackle the impacts of climate change, through the sustainable forestry traditional both to their culture and to their understanding of nature, they can offer us climate solutions and hope for the future.

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    "The forest should be maintained and preserved'" - Ocha Mariadi - Mentawai People

    Mentawai people are the native people of the Mentawai Islands in the West Sumatra province of Indonesia. Ocha Mariadi is a shaman. He shares some of his secrets about medicinal plants and explains to us the infinite value of the forest for humankind.

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    Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita

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

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    Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara

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    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 & confrontations.

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    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 not extinguished.

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    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, Seko Power Prima, that will divert their river and would cut through their fertile hills, groves, cropland and hamlets. The communities organised, staged rallies and defended their land.

    On August 1st 2017, Amisandi was released from jail but the resistance continues.

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    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 ‘life bank’ for future generations. But by being in a heavily forested area they still face the growing threat of timber, oil palm and mining companies. The head of the village is looking to find new and innovative solutions to protect his land and a team of experts from West Kalimantan may have the answer. GPS based drones are being used for the first time to map community land and the results have been impressive.

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    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.

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    Indonesia Roving Film Exhibition - March 2015

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

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    Reportase KMANV: Simposium

    The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanjung Gusta. 15-19 March 2017. On 15 March today, a pre-congress activity – a symposium – is held to have a dialog, to discuss about indigenous people: their situations, what has been happening between them and the stakeholders, notably the government. Also present are all like-minded friends, who have been fighting to secure for recognition, protection and enjoyment of the rights of indigenous people.

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    Reportase KMANV: Sarasehan Day I

    The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanjung Gusta. 15-19 March 2017. On 15 March today, a pre-congress activity – saresehan – is held to have a dialog, to discuss about indigenous people: their situations, what has been happening between them and the stakeholders, notably the government. Also present are all like-minded friends, who have been fighting to secure for recognition, protection and enjoyment of the rights of indigenous people.

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    Reportase KMANV: Sarasehan Day II

    The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanjung Gusta. 15-19 March 2017. On 16 March 2017, a pre-congress activity – saresehan – is held to have a dialog, to discuss about indigenous people.

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    Reportase KMANV: Opening and Dialogue with Government of Indonesia

    The Fifth Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (KMAN V) is held in the customary land of the protectors of kampong Tanjung Gusta. 15-19 March 2017. On 17 March 2017, opening ceremonial and dialogue with Government of Indonesia. Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya and Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki as representative of GoI.

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    KMANV: Why is it Important?

    AMAN members must be present at Congress and together we will envisage the future of the indigenous peoples’ movement. All the supporters are expected to join also and discuss ways forward.The 2017 Congress will be very important. What fundamental movement strategies will follow?

Playlist - 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.