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November 1 2014

Photo: Member of IWGIA’s board Rie Odgaard and Elifuraha Laltaika talking about The SACGOT Corridor in Tanzania
The second day of IWGIA’s seminar on land grabbing started with Ward Anseeuw from French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) presenting how land grabbing and agro investments can be monitored with the Land Matrix tool. This online portal contains data on land deals and can be used for mapping and documenting land grabbing on indigenous peoples’ territories.  Mr. Anseeuw went on to talk about how land grabbing must be seen within a wider...

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September 24 2014

Chief Wilton Littlechild at the closing of the WCIP
Indigenous peoples express moderate satisfaction with the Outcome Document adopted Monday 22 September at the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: It is not as action oriented as was hoped for, but it confirms and reaffirms the language of the UN Declaration and will be an important tool for lobbying for implementation of rights back home “I was actually quite surprised that we were able to hold the line on critical rights such as land and Free, Prior and Informed Consent...

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January 30 2014
A new indicative map provides alternative information on indigenous peoples’ claims regarding their existence and hereditary rights in the Philippines.

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June 7 2013
The Danish news site on development,, brings an article about the ruling by Indonesia’s Constitutional Court, which recognises indigenous peoples’ customary forests. The article analyses the ruling and the potential it has to curb the country’s massive deforestation as well as the land dispossession and human rights abuses committed against indigenous peoples all over the archipelago.

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May 30 2013
According to AIPP the government of Indonesia has said it will revoke business permits it has given to companies operating in customary forests after the Constitutional Court annulled its ownership of customary forests. Forestry Ministry’s secretary general, Hadi Daryanto, said on Monday that the government would rescind all plantation and mining concessions that have been granted to businesses in customary forests that have been legally recognized by the local administrations....

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May 18 2013
Constitutional Court has accepted the Judicial Review of some parts of Act No. 41/1999 on Forestry (Undang-Undang Kehutanan or UUK) submitted by the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), Thursday (16/5). Although the Court didn’t agree on all requested reviews, AMAN warmly welcomes the decision announced in Plenary Hall of Constitutional Court. This ruling means that the Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago are legal subjects and customary forests are not Sta...

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May 17 2013
Customary Forest is NO longer State Forest, according to Indonesian Constitutional Court Decision of yesterday.

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March 22 2013
The High-level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda will hold its next meeting in Bali, Indonesia from 25-27 March 2013.

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March 18 2013
The organisation the Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) celebrates 14 years of existence. The following text is a statement made by Mr. Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of AMAN. The statement was delivered 17 March 2013 in Barabai, Hulu Sungai Tengah, Kalimantan Selatan Province, Indonesia. STATEMENT: Adil Ka’ Talino, Bacuramin Ka’ Saruga, Basengat Ka’ Jubata Long Live Indigenous Peoples! Long Live AMAN! Beforehand, allow me to give my respect to...

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November 23 2012
Lawmakers in the Indonesian House of Representatives are discussing a draft indigenous peoples bill aimed at protecting communities from injustice and marginalisation.

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November 14 2012
Wednesday 14, the Indonesian Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) announced, that it, together with the Network for Participatory Mapping (JKPP), have officially handed over 265 ancestral domain maps of ancestral domains, covering 2,402,222 hectares, registered in the Ancestral Domain Registration Agency (BRWA) to the Indonesia's Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) and the Presidential Delivery Unit for Supervision and Control of Development (UKP4). According to...

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April 24 2012
For two days, April 15-16, 2012, more than 200 women representing various indigenous communities in Indonesia gathered on Doa Dukono Hill in Tobelo, North Halmahera, a regency in North Maluku, to form an organization that focuses on the country’s indigenous women’s movement — an inseparable part of the whole indigenous people’s movement to attain economic self-sufficiency, political rights, and cultural dignity. “Indigenous peoples have long been oppressed by political, le...

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August 8 2011
Press Release: Indonesian Government Signals Commitment to Expand Rights of Communities and Indigenous Peoples

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