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On the second day of the Fifth Indigenous Peoples Archipelago Congress (KMAN) Thursday (16/03), nine symposiums were held. The topics wereNext Generation of Indigenous Peoples’ Leadership; Indigenous Community’s Institutional Economics, Spirituality and Culture; Mitigation And Disaster Adaptation; Disability In Indigenous Community, the 2018 Simultaneous Local Election and the 2019 general election as well as the Life Plan for Customary Land. At the Kampung Duren Selemak Mabar and Secanggang Symposium venues, Nedine Helena Sulu, member of Barisan Pemuda Adat Nusantara (BPAN) (AMAN...

Indigenous-themed symposium in Constitutional and Institutional Reorganization of State on Wednesday (15/03) marked the start of the 5th Pre-Congress of Indigenous People. It took place in Abdul Kadir Harun Nuh, this symposium will oversee a series of activities that will take place until Sunday (03/19). The first speech was delivered by Deputy IV of Politics and Law, Jaleswari Pramordiawardhani representing Chief of the Presidency Staff, opened the event that began at 9:00 am. Introduction to the discussion was submitted by the...

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimoeljono and Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on Thursday (23/02) inspected the progress of the First Phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project. The President took a closer look at the Senayan – Bundaran HI tunnels, which have been connected. William Sabandar – the President Director of PT. MRT – accompanied by several of his staff welcomed the President and reported the progress. In his short visit, the...

The 21 February 2005 landslide in the Leuwi Gajah dumpsite (TPA) suggests there has been something wrong with Indonesia’s waste management. The landslide buried one hundred and forty-one (141) people alive, alerting us all to the significance of good waste management. As a reminder of the disaster, 21 February is declared the National Waste Awareness Day (Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional/HPSN), and has ever since been used to call on the public to work together to clean up lands, rivers and...

Resident of the capital city perhaps being anxiously await for the transportation revolution which will put an end to acute congestion in Jakarta. Congestion in the Capital City has actually become a chronic disease since the early 1990s with the trend towards an increasingly alarming. Based on information taken from the Ministry of Research Technology and Education of the Republic of Indonesia, the increase rate of road which only 1% is not comparable with the increase of rate volume of...

Documentary is the most effective media to deliver message. A documentary must be accentuate the fact and promote issues, like environmental issue, political matter, and humanity things. The role of documentary film itself should be supported by the strong idea and content in it. With the great idea and strong content, a documentary film could be deliver the message very well. INFIS as a house production of documentary sets idea and content as the priority in every film their produced. Therefore,...

Want to express thankfulness of achievement at the 8th Indonesian Specialty Coffee Contest that held in Takengon, Aceh on October 21st until 23rd 2016, Farmer Forest Group-Green Cibulao held thanksgiving in Cibulao, North Tugu Village, Cisarua, Bogor. Farmer Forest Group succeed brought the Cibulao coffee to be the best robusta coffee in Indonesia. Thanksgiving held to expressed their gratitude and the way to thank to all parties that support Farmer Forest Group Cibulao. All parties that invited to the event are...

2016 closed with a great and pretty touchy news for indigenous people. There were so much conflict happened between indigenous people that struggle for their land and other external parties. Finally State recognize the customary land. Of course, this is a sweet present at the end of year for them. This is also be the prospect of their struggle to stand for their land. State protects values of Indonesia. State stands for the people, especially indigenous people. That determination told by...

Struggle and campaign about peatland and environment can be through many ways, not only by action and  direct advocacy to the community, do demonstration, or negotiate with government for express the aspiration for better environment. Create something that contain the ideas about sustainable environment is one of the effective way, can be enjoyed by all people, and more elegant. It can create in various forms, visual, audio, or audiovisual. Hutan Tropis (Tropical Forest) is one example of people struggle for environment...