Showcasing indigenous youth activism: Leading by example – Anastasya Dita – Indonesia

To celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 we are showcasing some fantastic work being done by indigenous youth activists around the world.

Meet Anastasya Dita, Dayak youth, and find out more about how she is leading by example in Kalimantan.

What have you been working on?

I have been working at Ranu Welum Foundation since 2016. I make films together with the rest of the team, we create workshops and host public events. On our first event celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in 2016, we organised an event in Palangka Raya that brought more than 600 people together. It was the first big event that I put together. The purpose of the event was “Discovering Our Identity” especially for us the Dayak tribe. I learned from many people at the event and how they whom adapt to all situations.

This August, we come together again for a big celebration on Indigenous Peoples Day and the theme is “Indigenous Leads”. Bringing forth the ancient sound and embracing our heritage. The event will be happening in three different places. Starting on 29th August until 1st September in Palangka Raya. We will then continue with a roadshow screening to more locations including East Barito, Central Kalimantan and West Barito. The purpose of the event is to empower the indigenous community leaders be actively speaking as the voices on behalf of indigenous people.

What motivates you to do this?

My motivation is the people around me who have experienced struggle many times.

Why is it important that youth take a lead in these activities?

It because young people have a power and courage to bring transformation to people around them. The young people are the next generation to preserve our culture.

What do you want other youth in the world to do with your stories?

I really want all the young people to be aware and take the action. Do not be silent with all the struggle around. I would love to inspire through this story and everyone should know that you are the hero.

My culture is more than an attached attribute. It’s the part of my identity.


Ranu Welum’s upcoming Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Kalimantan can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/263258634450640/

Teaser #1 INDIGENOUS LEAD - Perayaan Hari Masyarakat Adat 2018

INDIGENOUS LEADPerayaan Hari Masyarakat Adat Sedunia 2018tema : Memperdengarkan Suara Suku Asli, Merangkul Warisan BudayaDi tengah-tengah berbagai persoalan kemanusiaan dan kerusakan lingkungan di Kalimantan, kebanggaan akan identitas budayalah yang memberikan kekuatan untuk kita tidak menjadi pasrah melainkan bangkit dan maju. Identitas inilh yang patut kita rayakan bersama dengan masyarakat adat di seluruh dunia, yang juga memperjuangkan hal yang sama. Mari bergabung dalam berbagai rangkaian acara INDIGENOUS LEAD!- Kalimantan Indigenous Film FestivalLebih dari 20 film dari Kalimantan, Indonesia dan 3 negara lain akan ditayangkan dalam 2 hari festival. Akan ada pula diskusi dan tanya jawab bersama para filmmaker. Filmmaker lokal pun diundang untuk mengumpulkan filmnya, genre - Short Video Fiction, yang masih bertemakan budaya. - Karnaval DayakTua muda, laki-laki perempuan, besar kecil, dari latar belakang, pekerjaan dan sub suku yang berbeda, akan berkumpul dalam kesatuan. Terbuka untuk umum. Kenakan baju/atribut tradisional Dayak mu dan mari rayakan identitas mu sebagai pemuda pemudi Dayak bersama dengan saudara-saudara yang lain di rumah Betang! - Kompetisi Bertutur Cerita RakyatLestarikan kisah budaya dan petuah adat Dayak. Terbuka untuk pelajar SMP/SMA. Ayo ceritakan cerita rakyat yang dulu kamu dari nenek/kakekmu dalam bahasa daerahmu sendiri dan menangkan hadiah utama berupa Tiket PP ke Pulau Bali + Seminggu Belajar di Sekolah Internasional Green School!- Indigenous Workshop & ExhibitionAda beberapa workshop yang akan ditawarkan, dimana kamu bisa menggali lebih dalam dan belajar tentang indigenous filmmaking dan indigenous music. Ada juga pameran fotografi bertemakan budaya dan lingkungan.- Youth Forum Perkumpulan menarik bersama para orang muda dalam diskusi tentang Perubahan Iklim dan Peranan Pemuda Dalam Menghadapinya. Ada juga seminar tentang literatur Dayak yang akan memberikan informasi dan pemahaman lebih dalam tentang bahasa Dayak dan kearifan lokalnya. - Malam PuncakIni bukanlah sebuah pertunjukan, melainkan perayaan. Nyanyian, tarian, musik dan berbagai penampilan budaya akan menyatukan kita dalam satu semangat.- Roadshow ScreeningDari kota ke desa-desa, film/video akan dibawa ke komunitas untuk edukasi dan diskusi, sambil belajar melalui pengalaman tinggal bersama komunitas. Roadshow akan diadakan di Barito Timur, Kalteng dan Landak, Kalbar. Tanggal : 29 Agustus - 1 September 2018 di Palangka RayaInformasi lebih lanjut kunjungi www.ranuwelum.orgWA/SMS/Telpon 082255684041 Email : celebration@ranuwelum.orgTABE!_____The Celebration of Internation Day of World's Indigenous People 2018 in Kalimantan.Theme : Bringing Forth The Ancient Sound, Embracing The Cultural Heritage.In the mid of various problems of human right violation and environmental destruction that faced by us, the original people of Kalimantan, culture as identity has become the strength for us to not be silent and do nothing but to rise and take action. We invite you to join and take part in these programs as we are going to celebrate our identity as Indigenous People! - Kalimantan Indigenous Film FestivalMore than 20 films from Kalimantan, Indonesia and three other countries in two days. There will be discussion and Q & A with the directors of the films as well. Open submission for Short Videos section!- Dayak CarnivalOld and young, men and women, big or small, from various different backrgound and subtribes, come together in unity. Wearing your Dayak traditional costum/attribute and celebrate your identity with other Dayak fellows at the Long House!- Storytelling CompetitionPreservation of the cultural stories and Dayak wisdom. Open for students (junior/senior high school). Tell the stories that you often hear from your elders in your mother tongue, and win the grand prize "Return Ticket to Bali island & A Week Learning at Green School International".- Indigenous WorkshopOffers the several workshop programs and learn more about Indigenous filmmaking and indigenous music.- Youth ForumAn exciting and impressive gathering with other youth to discuss about the climate and the role of young people to in it. There is also a seminar of Dayak literature, which will uncover so many local wisdoms. - Night Celebration Not a show, but a celebration. Singing, Dance, Music and other cultural art performance will unite us in one spirit. - Roadshow ScreeningBringing the films/videos to be screened in the villages while learning from communities in live in experience. A series of roadshow screening coming to East Barito, Central Kalimantan and to Landak, West Kalimantan. Dates: 29 August-1 Sept 2018 at Palangka RayaVisit www.ranuwelum.org More information contact 082255684041 | email:Celebration@ranuwelum.orgTABE!

Posted by Ranu Welum Foundation on Thursday, August 2, 2018

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