Indonesia is keen to benefit from the global demand for nickel but seems to be ignoring the social and environmental impact of mining it.
Tag: indigenous rights
Indigenous group faces eviction for ‘New Bali’ tourism project in North Sumatera
The Indigenous Pomparan Ompu Ondol Butarbutar community faces eviction from the area that has been their home for generations, and have seen their farms razed to make way for the new tourism project.
Indigenous groups in Mentawai Islands resist the exploitation of their territories
The issuance of the Regional Regulation on the Recognition of the Mentawai Indigenous Peoples provides legal protection for Indigenous rights at the district level. However, new laws and inaction by the central government have paved the way for timber companies to exploit their land, natural resources and culture.