May 25, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Indigenous Rights

Stories from Sulawesi

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

‘We are natural-born children, you are adopted’

Locals contest national citizenship rights in North Maluku

Comes with the territory

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak Meratus

Public works and ethnic conflict

Tarakan’s riots illustrate the risks of collusive public contracting and the continued weakness of local security responses

Fighting to survive

A small community in Southeast Sulawesi is engaged in an ongoing quest for recognition of its right to live on its ancestral land

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

The trouble with oil palm

Conflicts between villagers and plantation companies in Sumatra are still unresolved

Tangguh goes onstream

BP’s massive LNG project is due to begin operations in late 2008, despite social and environmental costs

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

Land, church and state

Forestry business packaged in ecological concerns in Flores

The disappearing forest

Orang Rimba assert their rights

The occupation of Dongi-Dongi

Do resettlement failures justify deforestation?

Trees or people?

The interests of local people aren’t served by keeping them out of national parks

Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

Missing the boat?

What happens when wandering sea nomads have to settle?

A cultural carnival?

Observing social change in Papua

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