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The relevancy of research on tribal groups

WHY RESEARCH ON TRIBAL GROUPS IS RELEVANT TO SOLVE CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS Following the demise of the Suharto Regime in May 1998 in Indonesia, the era of reform (reformasi, 1998-2002) heralded democratization, regional autonomy, and decentralization. In the aftermath of the era of reform, I observe that questions of identity and purpose transform increasingly into a crisis of ethics and values […]

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Endangered Guardians of the Sacred Forest: the Kanekes Community 2

I encountered the Kanekes or Baduy forest-dwellers in 2010. Ethnically, the Kanekes are Sundanese; linguistically, they speak an archaic Sundanese dialect. The group’s origins, which dwell within a sacrosanct primeval forest area, remain mysterious. They have occupied their ancestral domain (tanah hak ulayat[1]) for at least 500 years and most likely longer. Remarkably, they are […]

Baduy Fire Wood Storage2

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Baduy Share Worries, Concerns With Government

Baduy share worries by Jakarta Globe/Antara is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/baduy-share-worries-concerns-with-government/514874. April 29, 2012 The Baduy tribe, which lives in isolation in the Lebak district of Banten, is reiterating its demand for the government to get its faith, Sunda Wiwitan, recognized by law. Daenah, a […]


Melanggar Hukum Adat Baduy Demi Selamatkan Nyawa 1

Melanggar Hukum Adat Baduy Demi Selamatkan Nyawa by Bantenesia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.bantenesia.com. 29 Juni 2012 Lebak (29/6), Kasus pelanggaran hukum adat yang harus dilakukan oleh salah satu keluarga di Kampung Cikertawarna Desa Kanekes yang masuk dalam wilayah adat Suku Baduy Dalam merupakan gambaran […]

Inner Baduy Girls

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Swedish-Australian Oil Company drills at Baduy Ancestral Domain 1

Baduy by Bantenesia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.bantenesia.com. First Picture and Sources by Alix Landmann 28 Juni 2012 Ciboleger (28/6), Bantenesia – Aktivitas seismik atau pengecekan kandungan minyak bumi di sekitar lahan ulayat Suku Asli Baduy di Desa Kanekes Kecamatan Leuwidamar Kabupaten Lebak Provinsi Banten […]