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National Indigenous Peoples Alliance

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National Indigenous Peoples Alliance

Background Information

Employment History

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

The Jakarta Post

World Resources Institute

Adviser for Masyarakat Adat

Global Greengrants Fund

Adviser for Masyarakat Adat

The Samdhana Institute

President Director

PT. Poros Nusantara Utama

Executive Director

Forest Watch Indonesia-Telapak


Secretary General

Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago


Member of Forest Watch Indonesia Working Group Notes

Nusantara Alliance for Indigenous People

Lands... Indigenous Alliance Secretary
The Economic Times

Alliance of Nusantara Indigenous Society

Global Forest Leaders Forum

Web References (195 Total References)

As Abdon Nababan the director ... [cached]

As Abdon Nababan the director of the National Indigenous Peoples Alliance (AMAN) notes in the video, this discriminatory pattern of development, which denies peoples' rights, has to stop as it threatens not just the future of indigenous peoples but the unity of the country itself.

"The biggest problem is that Indonesia ... [cached]

"The biggest problem is that Indonesia does not have a clear definition of who its indigenous people are," said Abdon Nababan, secretary-general of the Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago.

Indonesia has about 500 ethnic groups, many of which have lived in the same area since before the nation-state was established more than 60 years ago.
"Parliament is now deliberating on how to implement the UNDRIP and must come up with a clear definition if it wants to make any progress here," Abdon said.

Alliance of Indigenous Peoples ... [cached]

Alliance of Indigenous Peoples (AMAN) secretary - general Abdon Nababan on Thursday demanded the government involve indigenous people in spatial planning processes.

"A lot of customary land conflict occurrs in the country primarily because the government never lets indigenous people, especially who live in the forests, voice their aspirations in planning deliberations," Abdon told The Jakarta Post.
Though, in fact, their ancestors have lived in the forests for generations," Abdon explained.
"We conveyed the customary land map to the government every year," Abdon said.
Abdon said he had hoped the government would use their data as the basis for spatial planning processes.
"We did the project because regional administrations and regional legislative councils, which are the parties that create the spatial planning, use the central government's map as their basis in preparing the spatial planning. These are our good intentions, but it depends on them whether they use our data and finally involve indigenous people in the process," Abdon said.

"The existence of indigenous people in ... [cached]

"The existence of indigenous people in Indonesia is stipulated in several laws, including the 2003 Forestry Law, the 1960 Agrarian Law and the 2014 Village Law," AMAN secretary-general Abdon Nababan said in a discussion in Jakarta on Thursday.

"Every week, we received reports on ... [cached]

"Every week, we received reports on the arrest of indigenous people and the determination of fugitive status," AMAN secretary-general Abdon Nababan said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Abdon said that indigenous people were often arrested for farming their own land because the government had issued forest utilization licenses for their land to companies. He said indigenous people had also been criminalized when they tried to farm land that was within an area that the government had declared a national park despite it originally being their customary land.
Unfortunately, Abdon said, the government did not do its best to reach out to indigenous people, which had at times led to separatist sentiment. "Indigenous people feel excluded. They feel disappointed and colonized by the state. Such disappointment is expressed by separatism movements, like that in Papua," Abdon said.

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