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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 […]


New strategic culture for peace and a green world

New strategic cultural for peace and green world by Alix Landmann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at wiwitan.org. It seems conflict over power and resources, inequality, and poverty are the predominant reality. Peace, or the process of adjustment between interests, capabilities, and wills of individuals and […]


“Why the Kanekes matter” Kearifan Urang Kanekes: Pendidikan, Pembangunan berkelanjutan dan keanekaragaman hayati  

Keraifan lokal Kanekes by Alexandra Landmann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at wiwitan.org. “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed” (Motto UNESCO) “What is long may not be cut short, […]


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 […]

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