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Indigenous livelihoods in focus

Indigenous livelihoods in focus

Bai Tiru, a Mentawai mother fishes in the river for crabs, shrimp, and fish.Bai Tiru never wonders how she will feed her family. She looks to the right of the family’s home (Uma) and at the sky to determine if it is a good day to pick up the subba fishing net she had been taught to craft as a...

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IEF & Suku Mentawai Creative Design Initiative: Participants

IEF & Suku Mentawai Creative Design Initiative: Participants

The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) partnered with the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM) in September 2020 to facilitate a cultural arts and design initiative. Nearly 100 Mentawai students participated from 5 of YPBM’s indigenous learning hubs across Siberut Island,...

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AUTHENTIC EXPRESSIONS, REAL WORLD ASPIRATIONS

AUTHENTIC EXPRESSIONS, REAL WORLD ASPIRATIONS

September 2020 marked an exciting month for the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) and the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM). Facilitated by YPBM and IEF, nearly 100 Indigenous Mentawai students from 5 learning hubs in Siberut Island, Indonesia, participated in their very first...

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Indigenous Livelihood, body culture and play

Indigenous Livelihood, body culture and play

Mentawai woman, Bai Tiru, fishes in the river for crabs, shrimp, and fish. Photo by Joo Peter.The spectacular colours and motifs of the Mentawai peoples—the body culture, play and identity of a surviving and burgeoning culture—were profiled in Live Encounters (August 2019), an on-line magazine...

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